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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 journalistc 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 journalistc 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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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, both of which who made claims that have been contradicted with fact-checks by actual scientists.
This post is part of an ongoing series of PesaCheck fact-checks examining content marked as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.
Indian fact-checking website AltNews contacted Sen and provided fact-checks on all the allegations that were made.
The campaign spokesman said Nigerians and the international community were shocked as fact-checks revealed that a large part of the claims made by Mr.
Facebook now (http://ibtimes.com/facebook-extends-fact-checking-efforts-photos-videos-2716728) fact-checks articles, photos and videos, for example.
Both Rappler and Vera Files affirmed their commitment to upholding fairness and non-partisanship in conducting fact-checks, noting that this is one of the principles of the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) that they are part of.
It has published more than 14,000 fact-checks on its Truth-O-Meter, which rates claims on a scale from true to pants-on-fire false.
By superimposing corrections directly over hoax images, the group spreads fact-checks by the same channels as the misinformation they address.
Arbelaez sometimes creates 30-second summaries of particular fact-checks in the form of a voice note, one of the most popular features of WhatsApp, and shares them in the hope that they will go as viral as the original message.
The fake information is still going viral and spreading rapidly," a journalist who fact-checks for Facebook told the Guardian.
Let us say you intend to use the entire web as your corpus for automated fact-checks. If you take such an approach, you can only check whether such a claim has been previously made or not.
"The key to the future of fact-checking is getting the fact-checks virtually instant and making it so the fact-check is presented on the medium that the claim is made on," says Bill Adair, director of The Reporters' Lab and founder of PolitiFact.
Partisan audiences will savage fact-checks that contradict their views, and that's true of both the right and the left.
The Voice of San Diego (voiceofsandiego.org), "a member-based nonprofit investigative news organization that gives concerned citizens the tools they need to engage in important conversations about their community," fact-checks the San Diego press, going behind the numbers on business and political stories.
The Republic constructed an AZ Fact Check widget, so other Web sites, blog-gers and avid followers can add a stream of fact-checks to their own sites.