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What measures are taken to protect the site from propaganda posts during the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine?

As you certainly noticed, there is currently a war going on in Ukraine. As you know, the first victim in every war is the truth. Organized and unorganized actors will fight online to control the ...
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What is on topic for a reference request?

Introduction to reference requests The topic of references requests has come up a few times already, for example in these questions: Are requests for references on-topic? Are questions for ...
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How does "Primarily Opinion-Based" work on this site?

I am new here and I’d like to understand how you define a POB issue on a site that focus on politics. Politics by definition is a matter of personal ideas and opinions, at least in countries where ...
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Should we allow posting answers in the comment section?

One of the common comment flags I get is for posting partial or incomplete answers in the comments section. I, honestly think there's value in allowing this. Sometimes it is possible to provide ...
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A full and objective description of good faith?

I've noticed a number of recent trend where both moderators are deleting and I am voting to close questions and answers on grounds that they were not written in "good faith". Examples include: As a ...
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Help! I am being oppressed! Why do people keep downvoting my opinions?

I came to this website, just wanting to exercise my freedom of speech rights and tell everyone my opinion about [issue]. But people keep downvoting my questions and answers. Is this website ...
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What is on-topic for this site?

One of the 7 questions every site must answer is an understanding of what is on topic for this site. I’m introducing this question to collect answers for our FAQ.
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Should we encourage questions to be rewritten in nonpartisan terms?

This question seems to have actually just been after the view of Amnesty International in the United States, but since the question implied a perceived liberal bias in the country's views on the topic ...
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Are personalities on topic here?

There is a question, albeit a poorly written one, that seeks to understand why Silvio Berlusconi is able to be "at the top of the food chain" in Italy. I can understand why people want to close it - ...
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Is politics limited to politics of public governments, or also of other bodies?

Wikipedia defines Politics as: Politics (from Greek politikos "of, for, or relating to citizens") as a term is generally applied to the art or science of running governmental or state affairs, ...
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Should we have a "back it up" rule for answers?

I've asked my first question on Politics today, and I'm not very happy with the first couple of answers that I received. Don't get me wrong, both answers are helpful, I appreciate the answerers' time &...
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