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fact checker

One who attempts to verify the accuracy of information that will be or has been published or circulated. Typically done as part of a journalistc enterprise. Our fact checker has not been able to verify some of the statements in the article you wrote. The increase in the number of fact checkers is a great thing for journalism, but we need more investigative reporters, too.
See also: checker, fact
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Stories that have been rated false by a fact checker will be placed lower in the news feed, significantly reducing the chances of a user seeing it.
How can such a blog, with its own share of 'fake news,' be tagged as a fact checker? Remember when Rappler reported that the President will appoint Nikki Prieto-Teodoro as the next DSWD chief, a rumor that spread like wildfire but never happened?