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CITOKATE is an acronym which stands for Criticism Is The Only Known Antidote To Error. It seems to have been coined by science fiction author David Brin.

CITOKATE is an expression of the basic idea behind transparency and public error correction, i.e. that there is no formula or rule which can prevent an individual or group from making mistakes, and that by far the most effective way to minimize error is to allow the decisions of the individual or group in question to be widely exposed to outside review – "criticism" in the constructive sense.