When seeing or hearing information on the internet, or anywhere else for that matter, there are some errors you should be aware of and learn to watch for so you are not misled.
Error of Exact Quotation
This error may cause misinterpretation due to a writer's mistranslation, translation set in an incorrect cultural context, or a translation by a person who was not the originator. This error may be found in histories that delve into Taekwondo's ancient, poorly documented past.
Error of Selective Compilation
This error arises when a writer's personal beliefs cause a stressing of certain points, sometimes unconsciously. Ideas may be taken out of context and opposing views may be diminished or eliminated. This may be seen when a writer is justifying the reason his or her art does things, such as a stance or kick, a particular way.
Error of Attributions of Purpose
This error arises from a writer attempting to determine the reasons or purposes for the information, and in doing so, interjects personal opinion. It is difficult for a writer to eliminate personal opinion when discussing a subject that he or she is interested or passionate about.
Error of Mixed Homonyms
This error arises when the writer confuses homonyms by thinking that a word means the same thing as another word that is written or sounds the same as the the first word. For example, the story of a master who killed boars with his bare hands was actually a story about a martial arts psychopath who killed tasteless boors at a bar using his bear shaped hands.
Error of Fallacious Grouping
This error arise when the writer clumps persons or ideas into a group and then attributes special values to the group. This error may be seen when a writer clumps all practitioners of an art into a group, such as sport tournament fighters, and then makes derogatory remarks about the group.