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Questions tagged [fact-checking]

Questions about the act of checking factual information in non-fictional text in order to determine the veracity and correctness of the factual statements in the text. If you would like to request a fact check, please use the tag "fact-check-request".

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How to Look for Evidence Supporting/Rejecting the Claims in a News Article? [closed]

In most documents that give instructions on how to discern facts from misinformation, they highlight the importance of looking for evidence in reliable and balanced references that support/reject ...
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Is there anything that prevents popular opinion from becoming fact as it's written in history? [closed]

I've seen over the last few years, members of congress and others, using news articles as sources of factual information in official testimonies. Additionally, news organizations regularly repeat ...
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Why is the US broadcast media mostly banned from fact-checking political advertising?

On this site the author writes: Two more Facebook moderation stories. On one hand, they're moving to block 'deep fake' manipulated video, but on the other, they're holding firm on not fact-checking ...
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