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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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We noticed that fake news spreads at the place of conflicts, but global fakes - at the junction of geopolitical conflicts, for example, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine,' said the fact checker.
Minister Miles said the Fact Checker would help Queenslanders form an educated opinion on termination and a greater understanding of why it should be made a health issue.
The Washington Post provided "the fact checker's guide for detecting fake news" (Kessler, 2016), and the Huffington Post instructed readers on "how to recognize a fake news story" (Robins-Early, 2016).
The Big Three fact-checkers are FactCheck.org, The Washington Post's The Fact Checker, and PolitiFact.
Michelle Ye Hee Lee, a reporter on The Fact Checker at The Washington Post, is extending fact-checking to Snapchat.
The Fact Checker noted that "Americans generally are opposed to abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly, and the Fact Checker, which appears on washingtonpost.com, are Web operations whose names pretty much spell out what they do.
When the fact checker called me to verify that I lived alone with my cat and that my bathtub was in my kitchen, I knew that the author wasn't very impressed with my lifestyle.
The second reason is that the fact checkers themselves often have an inherent bias and fact checkers often disagree when they check the facts.
The fact checkers at PolitiFact had plowed through close to 500 claims made by the leading presidential candidates as of Oct.
All the fact checkers I've talked to are open about this, they say it is as much art as science."
In December the Pulitzer Prize-winning website PolitiFact, which is run by the Tampa Bay Times, announced its list of 10 finalists for "Lie of the Year." Perhaps sensitive to conservative criticisms over prior Lie of the Year winners (Sarah Palin in 2009 for saying that ObamaCare will create "death panels," and anyone in 2010 who said the law amounted to a "government takeover of health care"), the fact checkers came up with an evenly split list of 10 nominees: five that were Democratic lies about Republicans, and five that were Republican lies about Democrats.
Clinton's claim that "Trump Management was charged with discriminating against African-Americans and breaking federal law" was rated as true by the fact checkers at PolitiFact.com.
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump kept the fact checkers busy this week; Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, not so much.
It was a relatively quiet week for the fact checkers at politifact.com, an independent website that rates the truthfulness of claims made by political figures.