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 Coordinate the roadmap for long-term 538 projects with a special eye to the demands of our fact-checking process. 538 and Abc News, ABC News, 21 May 2024 Our fact-check work is supported in part by a grant from Meta. Joedy McCreary, USA TODAY, 21 May 2024 But looking at the dollar amounts separating Black and white Americans’ wealth, the gap has grown, according to a review by a the fact-checking news organization PolitiFact. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, 20 May 2024 Taiwan has built an arsenal of defenses, including a deep network of independent fact-checking organizations. Amy Chang Chien, New York Times, 17 May 2024 Meta's fact-checking policies don't usually involve the removal of fake content. Kate Irwin, PCMAG, 15 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 28 May. 2024.

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