Meaning of “fact-check” in the English Dictionary

English

"fact-check" in English

See all translations

fact-checkverb [ I or T ]

/ˈfæktˌtʃek/ /ˈfæktˌtʃek/

to check that all the facts in a piece of writing, a news article, a speech, etc. are correct:

Rival journalists fact-check his stories and accuse him of inaccuracies.
Why don't people fact-check before they publish this stuff?

(Definition of “fact-check” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)