How can I fact-check?

I sometimes see statements on Facebook or Twitter, and even on the news - that I'm not sure are true.


Answer

You should question all the information you read - in social media, news, and even scholarly publications.

Question the

  • data and statistics 
  • Quote attribution
  • Author bias
  • Publishing issues
  • Assumptions
  • Conclusions
  • Theories

Fact Checking makes sure that your research and writing are free from bias and inaccurate information. Cross check the information from other reliable sources.

Fact Checking Sites

FactCheck.org:  "a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” that monitors factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases."
 
Media Bias/Fact Check:  "We are the most comprehensive media bias resource on the internet.  There are currently 900+ media sources listed in our database and growing every day."
 
PolitiFact:  "a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. PolitiFact is run by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times, an independent newspaper in Florida."

Factcheck.kz: "The Factcheck.kz team is comprised of professional journalists with experience in covering social, economic, cultural and political issues, etc., who decided to launch the first fact-checking resource in the country and the Central Asia in general."

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  • Last Updated Mar 15, 2020
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