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.

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