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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:24 PM

I just read a post about fact checking. Need some advice.

Is there a fact checking site that resolves questions quickly?
Is it necessary to be a member?
Which ones are the most reliable?

Iíve found that when I go to sites, Iím either unable to ask the question, or, there is no answer. How am I to be accurate if I pose the question?

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Reply I just read a post about fact checking. Need some advice. (Original post)
Firestorm49 Jan 2021 OP
Roland99 Jan 2021 #1
Firestorm49 Jan 2021 #2
marble falls Jan 2021 #3
lettucebe Jan 2021 #4
Firestorm49 Jan 2021 #5

Response to Firestorm49 (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:29 PM

1. well, for starters....

I believe those post in question today is pretty easy to examine

it was a random twitter account (not a verified/blue check) and searching for keywords found NO other locations w/that news

just have to use your google skills or search the social media sites and start looking at who's posting what.

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:36 PM

2. Thanks. That's what I've been doing for the most part.

I was trying to find a fast, quick way to save time.

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Response to Firestorm49 (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 06:36 PM

3. Snopes is a good start.

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Response to Firestorm49 (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 07:28 PM

4. Sometimes just a quick search, Google or DuckDuckGo or whatever

will give clues -- many times I've been about to post and did a quick search only to find links showing the info was not true. It's worth it. I feel really foolish when I realize I posted something that was not true.

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Response to lettucebe (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 15, 2021, 12:16 PM

5. Unfortunately it happens occasionally.

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