How to Check Social Media Facts

You can discover any fact to support a particular point of view on social media sites. Serving audiences demands that media houses establish effective fact checking procedures.First Draft News offers a checklist for verifying social media information  before you publish it - or even really considering it as an artefact of a certain time or place.

snapshot of checklist

If you don’t want to read the whole guide, you can jump to the Five Pillars (Source, Date, Location, Motivation and Provenance) and the flowchart for decision-making. Below those, you’ll find tools that will help you actually hold up the pillars.

More information: https://firstdraftnews.org
https://toolsforreporters.substack.com/p/how-to-vet-social-media-real-quick

Last modified: Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 4:31 PM