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A Decentralized Lie Detector

In Augur, truth equals consensus. As such, the Augur oracle is intended to be used for events which are easily and objectively determinable after the event has occurred. (For example, the winner of an election.) However, there are manycases where consensus might not reflect the truth, such as events where

These questionsare notgood candidates for Augur! In fact, all questions include a "this was a bad question" answer, in case a user is asked to report on an ill-defined or unanswerable event.

(Of course, Augur's oracle can dutifully report the consensus in these cases -- and the consensus very often will be "this was a bad question" -- but it is up to you the user to use your judgment as to whether this consensus is an accurate reflection of the truth.)

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