Advertisement

  • News
  • Columns
  • Interviews
  • BW Communities
  • Events
  • BW TV
  • Subscribe to Print
BW Businessworld

Why Fact-Checkers Are Important Addition To Any Media House

Fact-checkers are an important addition to any media house. They distinguish facts from rumour and reveals what some would prefer to keep hidden.

Photo Credit :

1554124500_axcZu8_fact_fake_news_shutterstock_470_4.jpg

In the era where news gets viral so quickly, it often becomes difficult to distinguish between what is real and what is fake. There is so much misinformation spread around that audiences no longer know what to believe. For any media house, it is essential that they apply fact-checking to their news as the facts they uncover have the power to cause misunderstandings. 

Fact-checkers are an important addition to any media house. They distinguish facts from rumour and reveals what some would prefer to keep hidden. Fact-checkers bust fake news and ensure the audience have access to information that is not marred with opinion and agenda. They go over each story meticulously and confirm its facts and authenticity. Fact checkers use their observation skills and certain tools to identify fake news.

Fact checkers scrutinize and research for veracity and context and pick up issues where they feel there is a strong need to examine data that is in the public domain. When there is misinformation and disinformation all around and audiences don’t know what to trust, a fact checker lights the way to evidence-based analysis. 

In the increasingly fast-paced media world, it has become highly important to be factual and correct in reporting, so it is important to any media house to appoint fact checkers or train their journalists on fact-checking.



Tags assigned to this article:
International Fact Checking Day fact check fake news
sentifi.com

Top themes and market attention on: