Checking facts

2014-08-21

Here's a great resource from PolitiFact: 7 Steps to Better Fact Checking

  1. Ask for evidence
  2. Look what other fact-checkers have found
  3. Search Google - and keep searching, using different keywords
  4. Search the Deep Web, including the Wayback Machine
  5. Look for experts with different perspectives
  6. Check books and publications
  7. Ask yourself: what else do I need to find and analyze before my fact-checking is a success?

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Another great resource from On the Media

Tags: analysis, federal government, government, local government, news and media literacy, reading information

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