This preliminary taxonomy attempts to characterize the differences between facts, options, folklore, and related terminology. Your feedback is appreciated.
True Facts – Truths – Hard Facts – 100% true
False Beliefs – believed to be true but are, in fact, false
Fake Facts – knowingly or purposely 100% false (0% true)
Perturbations of the Facts
Misstated or Miscommunicated Facts
Feedback that may or may not be true
Feedback originating with a fourth party and passed on by a third-party
The driver for the above taxonomy is a new belief in the mind of the author is that only facts or truths should be embedded into verifiable credentials. This gives rise to the concept of the Authentic Conversations Spectrum (illustrated below). The author no longer believes that verifiable credentials can be used or should be used to encode “all data on the planet”.