fact-check

Meaning(s)

1. check that all the facts in sth are correct

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fact-check an article/speech

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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.

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  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.

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  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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