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Fact-checking as a form of journalistic writing refers to the assessment of statements and rhetoric for accuracy and truthfulness, as well as the debunking of viral stories and rumors. Fact-checking is a form of accountability journalism because the statements are typically made by people in politics, government or other powerful positions who are held accountable for their words and actions. Fact-checks require original sources, intense research, and high-quality data.

Big Picture A fact-checking primer

The discipline of verification is a key function of journalism. Learn more about fact-checking as a discipline, why it’s important, and how to do it right.

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