Modern fact-checking engines such as factcheck.org and politifact.com analyze journalism and media as true or false. Fact checkers may clarify their assessment of a claim by providing context and background information.
This type of fact-checking is different from the work done by fact checkers for publishers of nonfiction material. Historically, fact checkers ensured that the factual items in a text were correct spelling, names, names, addresses, dates etc.
As a volunteer nonprofit constantly aiming for impeccable fact statistics, our editors are creating and evolving of process of checking every link and meme via factcheck.org and politifact.com prior to posting.
Note: USAunify.org and Progressive Power posts political satire and sarcasm, we try to “asterick” these instances across all media.