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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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Regardless of their influence however, these are talking points, and not real reports that are fact-checked by scientists who are disseminating information not to promote but to inform.
Local articles will be fact-checked alongside the verification of photos and videos.
Because Vera Files fact-checked it, including examining the entire records of the Kevlar case (it was tried in the Sandiganbayan), and found it to be totally baseless.
The coalition, meanwhile, said it will also be promoting its cause in school campuses around the country, and will work with various student associations on a campaign to boycott media outlets that continue to sell news that has not been fact-checked.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the statement after Politiko, another online news organization, expressed why it will not allow being fact-checked by Facebook's tthird-partypartners Rappler and Vera Files.
Media partnerswill be working independently of each other"but will contribute to the body of fact-checked information.
But "Big Tech" can contribute in other ways, such as by providing client-based interfaces for curating legitimate news, ensuring diversity in social-media timelines, and making a high priority of reposting fact-checked information.
The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has partnered with six newsrooms in the U.S., Brazil and Nigeria to experiment with innovative projects and help communicate fact-checked information in a compelling and sharable way through a TruthBuzz Fellowship.
22, he said: "Sean [Casten] has falsely accused me of being against protecting people with preexisting conditions and that was fact-checked by The Washington Post, who gave that four Pinocchios."
The newspaper fact-checked all nine mailers received from Sept.
During the 119 days, Verificado verified videos, images, articles and WhatsApp chains that circulated on social media about the electoral process and fact-checked politicians' statements.
One is sure that Dawn verified, cross-checked and fact-checked everything before going ahead with publication.
A log of all fact-checked submissions is also available on La Silla Vada's website.
While not all articles appearing in the results will be fact-checked, the company hopes the labels on some stories will have an effect on other ones related to it, as users will be able to see that the story was already been proved wrong on another site.