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Public figures need to be held accountable for what they say. The claims they make need to be checked, openly and impartially. Fact Check Initiative is an independent organization which assesses claims made in the public arena using journalistic skills and evidence drawn from the latest online tools, readers, public sources and experts, sorting fact from fiction and publishing the results. Users support gives more people the tools to decide for themselves what to believe. It lets us act quickly to stop the spread of the most harmful misinformation. And it means we can demand real change from those in power.

We have a “How to Fact Check” section on the website that sets out guidance on fact-checking and provides examples. We explain the methodology we use to select, research, write, edit, publish and verify our fact checks. We encourage readers to send us claims to fact-check and are transparent on why and how we fact-check.

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