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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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Daniel Radcliffe plays obsessive intern fact-checker Jim Fingal; Cherry Jones portrays fierce magazine editor Emily Penrose; and Bobby Cannavale is egotistical essayist John D'Agata.
Glenn Kessler, the excellent fact-checker at The Washington Post, who awards four Pinocchios for the most egregious falsehoods, wrote recently: "Trump's willingness to constantly repeat false claims has posed a unique challenge to fact-checkers.
In India, Facebook recently partnered with Boom, a Mumbai-based independent fact-checker to flag and de-rank fake news stories originating from Karnataka.
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Prize-winning journalist Abouzeid spent six years investigating and traveling through Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Washington, and Europe in order to tell the tragic tale of how a country ounraveled one person at a time.o Blacklisted, branded a spy, and banned from entering Syria, she was forced to focus on the rebel side, becoming, at any given time, fixer, translator, transcriber, logistician, security person, researcher and fact-checker. She presents information about certain individuals, their motivations, worldviews, and actions to help readers understand them and thereby come to their own conclusions, rather than judge.
The drama about a fact-checker for magazine articles will open for a 16-week run at Studio 54 from September.
In the article "Be a Science Fact-Checker," you learned that news articles are sometimes misleading.
"Being accredited as Scotland's first independent fact-checker is a quite a coup.
Nevertheless, each fact-checker is a distinct entity, with individual fact-finding tools and sections.
Somewhere along the way, I must have developed a fact-checker's outlook: Don't just look up the original publication of a fact, but also follow up with the next few issues to locate any retractions or corrections.
The problem is not just one of specific erroneous assertions of the type that a fact-checker can grab hold of.
His team determined that, among other things, the primary fact-checker noted nagging problems with attribution--or lack thereof, which was an underlying problem with the story.
Mick Jagger's an exec producer--and likely head fact-checker.
The 1st Circuit claimed that the script's annotator served more as a fact-checker than as legal counsel, that the filmmakers never intended to keep the script confidential and that the actual malice issue should be re-examined if documents are disclosed.
When I told the group that I had begun my career as a magazine fact-checker, several of them grew misty-eyed, as if someone had told a group of priests about his childhood as an altar boy.