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fact check

To attempt to verify the accuracy of information that will be or has been published or circulated. Typically done as part of a journalistic enterprise. Did anyone think to fact check the quotes before we ran this article? Because he's denying everything we printed. There are now several organizations devoted to fact checking everything the administration says.
See also: check, fact

fact checking

The act of attempting to verify the accuracy of information that will be or has been published or circulated. Typically done as part of a journalistic enterprise. Who was responsible for the fact checking on this article? Because the actor is denying all of the quotes we printed. There are now several organizations devoted entirely to fact checking.
See also: check, fact
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AI compares the invoice to the estimate, meaning that it is fact checked and cost checked automatically.
President Barack Obama was the most fact checked person on the site, according to Louis Jacobson, senior correspondent at Politifact.
On Facebook, Information which has not been fact checked can quickly become 'news'.
And here's the coolest part: voters can request to have statements on the user-generated pro/con lists fact checked by librarians from the Seattle Public Library System within 48 hours.
"Our report on disability programs was fact checked line by line by an outside fact checker, in addition to fact checking by the reporter and her editors," said Ira Glass, host of "This American Life," in a statement to IBTimes.