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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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"There's no question Trump lied -- repeatedly, intentionally, over more than a year, enlisting top aides and advisers to further the deception," concluded the fact-checker.
When reading an article, the fact-checker looks at this kind of sentence, "There were 31 bars in Elko, Nevada, in 1965," and immediately asks, "How would I figure this out?
* The reporter, her editor, and the fact-checker all say their main source was just ever so believable.
Or does it matter more that the fact-checker has found 4,229 misleading statements?"
And while the fact-checker did discuss the details with Klein, he did not call the zoo, as required under The Times's fact-checking standards.
"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.
Nonetheless, the fact-checkers frequently quote the CDC statistic from 2015 that "only" 8,296 preborn babies were killed in extremely late-term abortions, a fact that would alarm most of the American public.
'What all these try to achieve is to mislead the fact-checkers, the human rights groups, the media and the general public,' she added.
"The fact-checkers are essential because they strip away everything but the core statement and its level of truth based on fact," Duncan said.
The fact-checkers have been doing this good work for years, but they're more newsworthy now, because there are just so many more lies to confront.
But the fact-checkers enlisted by the company have claimed that the company is withholding information from them that could help them do their job more efficiently, according to a report. 
Even the fact-checkers who presumably try to be objective have not always done a good job in handling how candidates have mishandled the subject of the nuclear agreement.
It is this uncertainty that has driven the fact-checkers to rate Clinton's statements as half-true.
To answer this question we sent our reporters out to meet the underdogs, the fact-checkers, the data miners, and the money men.