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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 journalistc 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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These reported posts may be sent to Instagram's fact-checkers which may lead to the post being hidden from the Explore and hashtag pages.
A new tool being rolled out lets Instagram users tap a "report" option on-screen when they see a post they deem dubious, then tap a "false information" tag to prompt review by third-party fact-checkers, according to Facebook spokeswoman Stephanie Otway.
(The researchers weighted Republicans and Democrats equally in the survey to avoid any perception of bias.) That survey also measured the general audience's evaluations against a set of judgments by professional fact-checkers to see whether the larger audience's judgments were similar to the opinions of experienced researchers.
At the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, Zuckerberg said it took time for Facebook's systems to flag it and for fact-checkers to rate the video as false, which reduced its spread on the site, saying "During that time, it got more distribution than our policy ...
Fact-checkers in Germany called out a fake news article circulated on Facebook about Frans Timmermans, the Socialists' top candidate in the European elections.
"It is for this reason that I strongly denounce this political mudslinging," Panelo said, calling on the fact-checkers of Facebook to show their impartiality.
Panelo, who also serves as Duterte's chief legal counsel, then called on'purported fact-checkers of Facebook' to do their job and 'show their impartiality.'
Facebook has been partnering with third-party professional fact-checkers but notes that its partners "face challenges of scale." One idea the company is exploring is having users identify journalistic sources that either "corroborate or contradict" claims.
DUBAI: News agencies have lost their role as gatekeepers of news with the changing media landscape, but have increased their role as fact-checkers, Agence France-Press's Chief Executive Officer Fabrice Fries said on the first day of Dubai's Arab Media Forum.
In the weeks since President Trump's State of the Union Address, pro-abortion media have run wild with "fact check" pieces rating President Trump's comments as "false." A closer look at the claims of the "fact-checkers" reveals more about the abortion supporters than about the President's truthful and accurate remarks.
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.
When third-party fact-checkers write articles about a piece of content, Facebook will show these in Related Articles immediately below the story in News Feed.
Facebook's fact-checking programme, which now covers content in 17 languages, also relies on feedback from the Facebook community, as a signal to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review.
However, with information becoming mobile, we must be information gatekeepers and whenever possible, be fact-checkers."
Talking to reporter, the Minister said Facebook would help to curb issue of fake news through a combination of technology, including removing fake accounts, partnering with fact-checkers and promoting news literacy in Pakistan.