When I saw the question How does Windows 10 allow Microsoft to spy on you? with 10'000 views, and an answer that seems to be not accepted for it's accuracy or facts, I wondered if there's precedent on how these questions are handled. This comment by "BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft" sums up my thoughts:
Why even ask the question if you're going to accept the most sensationalist answer, rather than the one most upvoted by the community of experts? If you're looking to validate prejudices, there are plenty of other forums for that.
- Just ignore these questions and move on, considering that they seem to be rare?
- Flag them as opinion based, if the accepted answer is obviously just an opinion?
- Do something else entirely?
Edit: To be clear, my issue is not that an answer that doesn't have the most votes is accepted. The issue is that the answer is manipulative and misrepresents facts as has been stated in it's comments. And by accepting that answer, it seems that was the intent of the question as well.