fact-check

verb

fact-checked; fact-checking; fact-checks

transitive verb

: to verify the factual accuracy of
fact-check the article before publication
fact-checker noun

Examples of fact-check in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our fact-check work is supported in part by a grant from Meta. Chris Mueller, USA TODAY, 10 May 2024 Stories from student journalists at the Spectator underwent intense editing and fact-checking knowing that they would be read by an audience larger than just the student population. Makena Kelly, WIRED, 9 May 2024 Elsewhere in India, individuals, tech companies, and fact-checking organizations are stepping up to try and manage this crisis. Fahad Shah, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 May 2024 Our fact-check sources: Thank you for supporting our journalism. USA TODAY, 29 Apr. 2024 At Google’s big cloud computing conference in early April, the company offered a new solution to the problem: customers using its tech to train AI models could now let their bots fact-check themselves by simply looking things up on Google Search. Gerrit De Vynck, Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2024 Linda Qiu is a reporter who specializes in fact-checking statements made by politicians and public figures. Linda Qiu, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2024 Our fact-check sources: Katie Gonzales, April 15, Email exchange with USA TODAY America’s Last Line of Defense, accessed April 13, Intro Build-A-Bear, accessed April 13, Product search Dunning-Kruger Times, March 25, About Us Thank you for supporting our journalism. Brieanna J. Frank, USA TODAY, 16 Apr. 2024 But once the former reality show host won the presidency, fact-check outfits went into overdrive. James Rainey, Los Angeles Times, 12 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fact-check was in 1973

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“Fact-check.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fact-check. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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