In the digital age, fact-checking is more important than ever. While it is always been a talent needed for journalists, combatting misinformation in the present day is becoming more and more difficult.

If you want to get started, there is little better place to look than this piece by News Associates, where Full Fact reporters Sarah Turnnidge and Abbas Panjwani provide the basics of fact-checking as a journalist. It covers everything from doing background research to scrutinising a source’s motivations.

"As the pandemic has shown, bad information ruins lives. As fact-checkers, every day we see false claims damage people’s health, promote division and hate, and undermine democracy," the article reads.

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