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    facts and information

    Each program will introduce you to new facts and information from a variety of international sources, covering numerous popular subjects today.



    What does the above try to get across?
    Besides, are facts and information essentially the same in meaning?
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    Re: facts and information

    Basically, it's a sales pitch: the writer is trying to get you to buy their programs. They are not really saying very much at all - just that if you buy their programs, you will learns some things you didn't know before. The only other informational content here is that what you will learn comes from international sources and is about today's popular themes.

    As to the difference between new facts and new information - in this context any fact new to you that you learn is new information so there is no real difference. I suppose that new information doesn't have to be 100% factual depending on how you look at it though.

    To explain that - If a prophet tells you that the world will end tomorrow, you will have some new information. That is that the prophet believes the world will end tomorrow. This may be a fact, but it is not necessarily a fact that the world will end tomorrow. The only fact here is that the prophet believes it will.

    Probably the above is obvious to you in which case ignore it.

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    Re: facts and information

    Thanks, Horsa.

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