[ fakt-chek ]
/ ˈfæktˌtʃɛk /
verb (used with object)
to confirm the truth of (an assertion made in speech or writing), often as part of the research or editorial process.
the action of confirming the truth of an assertion made in speech or writing: A fact-check of the senator’s speech revealed several misleading comments about his opponent.
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