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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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Full Fact said it has published 96 fact checks so far and most concluded that the post in question contained false claims.
Fact checks are intended to expose misleading rhetoric, but now these politicians are using fact checks to mislead voters even more.
Instead, these lawmakers have chosen to hide behind our Pinocchios, falsely claiming that our fact checks showed the AHCA left that aspect of the law untouched.
Facebook announced several new updates to the efforts Facebook is taking to weed out misinformation on its platform, where hoaxes regularly outscale fact checks.
It accommodates much of what we would have probably fact checked independently prior to the Facebook deal, and well still sometimes do fact checks on individual memes on our own, but the question we have to ask is do we want to fact check a politician instead of a meme?
Both Rappler and Vera Files denied Roque's claim of bias and reiterated their commitment to uphold fairness and non-partisanship in conducting fact checks.
The site will use fact checks from Snope and PolitiFact for stories appearing on search results' preview.
Watch below as Truth Teller analyzes Cruz's speech in real time and incorporates fact checks aggregated by the Tribune and the Post.
The program launched in July and published 136 fact checks by the time the polls closed November 2.
But according to Vera Files president Ellen Tordesillas, their organization has been vetted by the IFCN as non-partisan and fair in conducting its fact checks.
"As we make fact checks more visible in Search results, we believe people will have an easier time reviewing and assessing these fact checks, and making their own informed opinions."
After Facebook, Google has introduced a fact check tag in Google News to combat fake news, for which social networking sites and search engines have faced a lot of criticism recently.
The Washington Post features its own Fact Checker (wapo .st/INFliqw) in the person of Glenn Kessler, a seasoned reporter who "has covered foreign policy, economic policy, the White House, Congress, politics, airline safety and Wall Street." CNN Politics fields a Reality Check team (cnn.com/specials/politics/2016-realitycheck), and the AP offers AP Fact Check (apne.ws/lnD4iOF).