Fact checking


The RMIT ABC Fact Check determines the accuracy of claims by politicians, public figures, advocacy groups and institutions engaged in public debate. This collection provides an archive for all RMIT ABC Fact Checks.

Six fact-checking lessons for kids

This book presents version 1.0 of educational resources created to develop fact-checking best practice in children aged 9–11. It can be used by teachers and teacher-librarians in schools, by parents who want to discuss information literacy with their children, or by children on their own.

Digital Democracy Project: Research memo #5 - Fact-checking, blackface and the media

This is the fifth report from the Digital Democracy Project, a partnership between the Public Policy Forum and the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. This report explores Canadian's opinions on the importance of fact-checking news stories and discusses how information concerning...
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Does fact checking work in an era of 'alternative facts'?

A new term has entered the lexicon—'alternative facts'. It was used by Donald Trump's adviser Kellyanne Conway to defend those claims by the administration that the crowds at Trump's inauguration last month were bigger than Barack Obama's in 2008. Media organisations have loudly and regularly...

The rise of fact-checking sites in Europe

This report surveys the landscape of fact-checking outlets in Europe. In all, more than 50 dedicated fact-checking outlets have launched across Europe over the past decade, though roughly a third of those have closed their doors or operate only occasionally.