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If A is justified in believing in X based on their personal experience, can B also be justified in believing in X based on A's testimony?

The title already expresses the question perfectly well, so I don't see much point in complicating the question further, beyond including a few thought-provoking examples below: Example 1: The ...
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Does false, unreliable testimony support false beliefs?

Present discourse is replete with rogue actors. People publish and promote statements with no evidence or grounds, but the simple act of saying them seems to introduce the possibility of their truth ...
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Should I ever be influenced by an argument that I can't understand?

[Edit: Please read the whole question, or at least the new "N.b" paragraph, that I added just now to the end of the question, before attempting to answer it.] I'm asking this because ...
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