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Fact checking: How the Info You Can Trust Gets Verified

 

 A FEW WORDS ABOUT FACT CHECKING  . . . .


As technology has allowed for news to be remixed and the truth to be muddled, professional journalists have responded by creating fact checking processes and organizations. Click on their name to take a look at the Duke Reporter's Lab, a resource dedicated to processes which insure citizens, journalists, and news publishers access to truthful information.  

Along with the organizations Politifact and FactCheck.org,  news outlets offer their own fact checks of public statements made by powerful political figures.  Among the most active of these is The Washington Post.  This fact checker is notable for its Pinnochio rating scale! 

Fact checking organizations have been created around the globe; click on the italicized phrase to see a database of active fact checking organizations. Fact checking follows a code of principles, which help to insure the accuracy, timeliness, and overall truth of information. 

 

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