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Check the Claim

Check the Claim

Often we just want to know if something we’ve heard or read is true or not. These skills will help you verify the facts.

Check the Claim
Check the Claim

What should I know about claims?

Jane reviews the fundamentals about claims, to prepare us for learning how to check them

Skill: Find Better Coverage

When information comes from a low-quality source, a helpful strategy is to ‘trade up’ to a better source, such as a professional news organization or fact-checking group, to see what they say about the claim. Here, Mike demonstrates using keywords to find better coverage

Skill: Advanced Claim Check

Mike provides tips for checking claims and rumours you might hear on social media or from friends and family

Test your skills

Checking to see how credible a claim is can be pretty straightforward. Try it for yourself with the examples below