There are facts and then there are facts. The former are opinions masquerading as facts, they are usually propagated through widely known credible sources or might I say socially acceptable sources and therefore they seep through the fabric of truth. The latter however are hard, indisputable, evidential facts which are usually the precursor to the thesis or the antithesis of the purported facts. They usually tear through the fabric and form the layer of truth.
To make distinction between the two, is the stuff of the Divine.