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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 journalistic 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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THIRD-PARTY fact checkers tasked with flagging misinformation on Facebook have been forced to reconsider how they handle funny posts due to the number of people misinterpreting satire as fact.
The second reason is that the fact checkers themselves often have an inherent bias and fact checkers often disagree when they check the facts.
As well as denouncing the media as "enemies of the people", Trump also lashed out at fact checkers themselves earlier this year, calling them "some of the most dishonest people in the media".
It adds: The photograph of dead bodies wrapped in white, supposedly of Pakistani militants killed in the attack, actually depicted victims of a 2015 heat wave, according to fact checkers. And local [Indian] news outlets raced to post 'shreds' of 'exclusive' information about the hostilities, much of it downright false'.
Now, Facebook has been working to undo some of that damage through product changes, as well as small payments to third-party fact checkers and local news groups.
Fact checkers, defense personnel photos, social media funds
Facebook will work third party fact checkers such as Poynter Institute and the Philippine news site Rappler to help determine bogus reports online.
The app's end-to-end encryption allows groups of hundreds of users to exchange texts, photos and video beyond the purview of independent fact checkers or even the platform itself.
These fact checkers rate the accuracy of the story, allowing Facebook to take action on those rated false by lowering them in the News Feed, and reduced the distribution of those Pages that are repeat offenders.
Indirectly hinting at United States President Donald Trump, Radcliffe mentioned that fact checkers have to scrutinise several personalities who call out journalists and news shows.
But here, they have no recommendation at the moment because they can still hande lit,' the Senate President added, 'They can police their ranks and they have already authorized at least a dozen fact checkers.'
Independent fact checkers know the stakes are especially high in India, where fake news has quickly ignited violence.
He added that the two organizations were 'unacceptable' fact checkers due to partisanship, citing their history of publishing articles critical of the Duterte administration.
Facebook launched a similar experiment in which it added context from fact checkers to known fake news articles.
The fact checkers at PolitiFact had plowed through close to 500 claims made by the leading presidential candidates as of Oct.