Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

fact-check

fact-check
Meaning(s)
1) check that all the facts in sth are correct
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • fact-check an article/speech
  • Analysis
    To fact check something means to investigate or research something in order to verify that something is true or correct. Fact-checking is a process that is extremely important in the media and you will often hear this expression used in academic environments also.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The senators' speeches were regularly fact-checked by her political opponents.
    2. When the man did a fact-check on the article, he found that the journalist was incorrect.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Large social media websites have begun to employ fact-checkers in a bid to eliminate the proliferation of false news.
    2. Can someone fact check this statement before we send it to the press?
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