How to Fact-Check Politics and the Media: A Primer
Finding and choosing claims to fact-check can be tricky. Not everything a politician, government official or media organization says can be checked. But here are some ways to identify statements in the vast information ecosystem that you can fact-check.
A fact-checkable statement:
- Has been obtained from a reliable source (with video or articles that you can link to, Twitter or Facebook accounts, official websites, etc.)
- Contains at least one fact or figure that can be verified or put into context
- Can be isolated (making it as short as possible without losing any context)
Taken from How to Fact-Check Politics and the Media: A Primer, a webinar at Poynter NewsU.