Fact checking

Facebook adds 2 new fact-checking partners

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Facebook has added 2 new fact-checking partners to help it determine whether content is valid on its platform, according to a spokesperson. Both partners were approved by Poynter's International Fact Checking Network Board, which Facebook has partnered with to approve fact-checkers.

Yes, but: Both of the outlets approved by the Board are considered by some to be partisan: CheckYourFact.com arguably leans right, as it's a for-profit subsidiary owned by The Daily Caller, Inc., although editorially independent. Science Feedback fact-checks news and information primarily based on whether it is rooted in science. Some conservatives disagree with this characterization, arguing climate change is not a settled science.

Trump tweets incorrect approval rating from Fox Business segment

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President Trump tweeted a screenshot of his approval rating Thursday morning from a segment on Fox Business' "Lou Dobbs Tonight" that incorrectly presented polling numbers from Georgetown's Institute of Politics & Public Service, New York Magazine reports.

Details: Georgetown found that 43% of voters approve of Trump and that 58% approve of the economy. Fox Business displayed the correct economy figure but incorrectly stated that Trump's approval rating is 55%. The executive director of Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Service clarified that the 55% figure is actually Trump's disapproval rating.