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 fiction versus fact
This error arises from accepting information from reputable sources as fact when it may be an elaboration or even a lie. Just because a person is a "master" does not mean the person knows what he or she is talking about.
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