[Vocabulary] fact-check

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Silverobama

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Hi,

Roughly half of survey respondents with a cell phone say it's a smart phone. About half of those smart phone owners used their device to access social network info about a candidate or campaign. Thirty-five percent used their smart phone to fact-check campaign claims. Eighteen percent used it to post political commentary to a social network.

What does the "fact-check" mean?

Does it mean "to check the fact whether....?"

Thanks a lot
 

HanibalII

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What does the "fact-check" mean?

Does it mean "to check the fact whether....?"

Thanks a lot


Research.

Yes it means to check the fact.
 

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They use it to check that the claims made in election camaigns are factually correct.
 
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