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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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This fact-check was written by PesaCheck researcher James Okong'o, was edited by PesaCheck Content Editor Ann Ngengere and was approved for publication by PesaCheck managing editor Eric Mugendi.
Not only does it let us fact-check more content on Facebook, it also means we'll be reaching more people across Africa with verified, credible information."
PING LACSON (@iampinglacson) June 21, 2019 The senator said that he "loves" the micro-blogging platform as it allows him to "think, fact-check, Google and learn." "As of this hour, I have 22,218 followers following 374 blocked 448," the senator said.
It varies by country, but AFP draws on the resources of multiple local bureaus, as well as centralized Arabic-speaking fact-checkers, to fact-check content.
Arabic-speaking AFP fact-checkers will tap the additional expertise of local journalism bureaus across MENA to fact-check Arabic- language content on Facebook, and will follow a standard set of criteria when determining the veracity of stories.
As a major media partner in the program, AFP brings in-depth expertise of local journalism leveraging their widely spread bureaus across Mena to fact-check Arabic-language content on Facebook.
As a major media partner in the programme, AFP brings in-depth expertise of local journalism leveraging their widely spread bureaus across MENA to fact-check Arabic-language content on Facebook.
First unveiled this spring, Facebook has been working to fact-check things like manipulated videos or misused photos where images are taken out of context in order to push a political agenda.
The Ministry, in a statement on Monday, said that what has been published lacks credibility, stressing that media institutions must be reliable and fact-check information received from sources.
"This is important for informing the readers," said Nona Tepper, a Forest Park Review staffer who helped fact-check the mailers.
Hameed started his profession as a fact-checking trainer with Iraqi Network for Social Media (INSM) and Media in Cooperation and Transition (MICT), as well as other international institutions, with the aim of training young people on how to fact-check news, starting first with media personnel, activists, and then university and high schools students.
Thomson lectured about some of The Observers' tools and techniques to fact-check news for both readers and journalists.
The founder of Boom, Govindraj Ethiraj told BuzzFeed News that they will hire two additional people to fact-check news stories in Karnataka.
It is not yet clear whether scaling up the third-party fact-check system will improve the transparency around why some information is flagged as false.
The outlet then pledged to fact-check one message per week from among those that met its requirements: the message has to be about the topics that La Silla Vada covers ("power and the powerful in Colombia"); it has to be relevant to the broader public; and it has to contain verifiable facts, not just opinions or theories.