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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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We noticed that fake news spreads at the place of conflicts, but global fakes - at the junction of geopolitical conflicts, for example, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine,' said the fact checker.
The count, kept by the newspaper's "Fact Checker" database, was started in the Republican leader's first 100 days in office in early 2017.
He was shortlisted among the for the Best Student Fact Checker in Africa at an Investigative Journalism conference that held in South Africa.
According to t(https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-claims-database/?utm_term=.7c1634517e7e) he Fact Checker's database , which tracks every statement spoken by the president, Trump made a total of 7,600 false and misleading claims since taking office.
The Washington Post's 'Fact Checker' calculates he has lied or made misleading claims 5,000 times since taking office, with 125 false statements in one day alone.
Queensland Health will launch an online fact checker to debunk misconceptions surrounding the termination of pregnancy.
As several journalists pointed out on social media this weekend, Bowles's source was likely Glenn Kessler, who writes The Washington Post's Fact Checker column.
The Washington Post provided "the fact checker's guide for detecting fake news" (Kessler, 2016), and the Huffington Post instructed readers on "how to recognize a fake news story" (Robins-Early, 2016).
Anchored by three big players (FactCheck.org, Politifact and Washington Post's Fact Checker), the practice has come to play an increasingly prominent role in political coverage in the United States.
The goal is to help people become their own "fact checker."
The Big Three fact-checkers are FactCheck.org, The Washington Post's The Fact Checker, and PolitiFact.
The Archive has partnered with the Reporters' Lab at Duke, The Washington Post's Fact Checker, FactCheck.org, and the Center for Public Integrity to scrutinize political ads from the 2016 primary season, and, to date, outlets ranging from Fusion to Fox News have used the data in stories.
In a piece published June 18, 2015, under the byline of Michelle Ye Hee Lee, the Post Fact Checker awarded PPAF "two Pinocchios" on its four-Pinocchio scale of deception.
After starting as a fact checker at Time in 1985, working her way through the ranks to become one of America's top magazine writers with over 100 cover stories and a National Magazine Award on her resume, Nancy Gibbs in 2013 became editor of the then-90-year-old newsweekly.
But our fact checker wishes to take on the assertion by Naqdi that the American public is unwilling to go to war.