Even if investors bothered to read the research published by short-sellers, common biases from both longs and shorts alike make assessing this research very tricky for those not familiar with this niche corner of the market. This has created an opportunity for Dr. Pascal Ströing and his business MetaShort that sense-checks criticisms of corporations for their clients wanting to get to the bottom of whether the report has merit. Here, Carson Block of Muddy Waters Capital and Ströing discuss whether a black and white dichotomy of right or wrong is a flawed lens to view short-seller research, how Ströing judges the validity of claims made by short-sellers, and the common aspects of short reports that he believes are most and least effective for making a report both accurate and respected.