Definition of fact-check in English:

fact-check

Syllabification: fact-check

verb

[with object]
  • Investigate (an issue) in order to verify the facts: I didn’t fact-check the assertions in the editorial reporters can’t be expected to fact-check every quotation
    More example sentences
    • Are the media fact-checking both candidates with equal fervor?
    • Are they a powerful mechanism for fact-checking the mainstream media or a new form of vigilante justice?
    • Members of the new media dove in and began fact-checking the accusations, leading to yet more questions and contradictions.

Derivatives

fact checker

noun
More example sentences
  • The New Yorker is reportedly filled to the brim with fact checkers, whose sole job is to verify every single fact in a story, however trivial.
  • Maybe you need a fact checker to check your work?
  • He's the new fact checker for the New York Times.

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