Each fact check is heavily dependent on reputable, primary sources. When possible, the source is linked, along with a clear explanation of where the information comes from and what the information demonstrates.
If we are not able to link the sources, Check Your Fact tells readers where the information came from and the qualifications of the institution or individual who provided the content.
Check Your Fact strives to clearly show our work, regardless of the particular claim we are checking. Whenever evidence is provided to our readers we tell them where the information came from, what it says, and why it supports the rating.
It is essential that our sources are clearly shown in each article, because if there is a problem with our sources, we must be the first to know that. This way, our audience can easily reproduce our work and validate or refute it on their own.
Another important step in showing our work and sources is by laying out how the information was discovered by Check Your Fact. If we are using an interview that we did not personally acquire, we cite and link to the primary source.
The primary way in which we source the information, data, etc. is through hyperlinking the information in sentences where we cite the appropriate information. Check Your Fact cites the organization or individual that the information was produced by to allow our readers clarity on the source at hand.
Check Your Fact also uses graphs and charts to clearly demonstrate the applicable data. This data is not only sourced within the graph, but also in the text of the fact check. We continue to strive to make data, sources, and information easily accessible to readers, allowing them to fact check the fact checkers. Building trust and objectivity is a primary concern for Check Your Fact.