Check Your Fact pursues a non-partisan mission of fact-checking public figures on both sides of the political spectrum. To ensure this, our writers have built out social media feeds on Tweetdeck (Twitter) and CrowdTangle (Facebook) that track the statements made by both conservatives and liberals.
Scanning sources across the political spectrum allows us to keep our claim selection neutral.
We have one feed that tracks what Republican members of Congress are tweeting and another that follows the tweets of Democratic members; one that tracks conservative advocacy groups and another that follows liberal ones; etc. On Facebook, we have separate feeds for right-wing and left-wing pages.
We avoid fact-checking opinions or claims with ambiguous wording, and generally focus on claims that follow the news cycle, have been shared widely on social media, or have been made by prominent public figures.
Once a claim is chosen, we ensure that every article is balanced. Check Your Fact has a dedicated editor who scrutinizes each article for fairness, ensuring that opposing viewpoints and all relevant context are represented.
We often reach out to experts to make sure our research is thorough and fair, and as a matter of course, we always contact the person who made the claim if the verdict appears to be false or unsubstantiated.
More information on our process can be found here:
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FACT CHECK: DOES CHINA PRODUCE 90% OF GLOBAL CARBON EMISSIONS?
FACT CHECK: WAS TRUMP GOLFING DURING THE AL-BAGHDADI RAID?
FACT CHECK: DOES BETO O’ROURKE HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD THAT PREVENTS HIM FROM BUYING GUNS?
FACT CHECK: DO ONLY 25% OF AMERICANS SUPPORT IMPEACHMENT, AS TRUMP CLAIMS?