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As Britain heads to the polls next month, politicians have been canvassing for electoral votes across the country.

However, like most countries, politicians and political campaigns can sometimes present unsubstantiated and false claims.

The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) has 10 steps to determine fact from fiction during the election campaign in this article.

One of the tips IFCN gives is to make sure you find reliable sources to test the claim against.

"Depending on the sort of claim you are checking, the best sources may be government papers and official statistics, company records, scientific studies or think-tank reports," it wrote.

Learn how quality journalism can thrive in a fake news-era at on 27 November at Reuters, London. Head to for the full agenda and tickets

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