Improving Fact-Checking by Improving Context-Checking 🔎

A small magnifying glass highlights the text “Fact #145924058,” a larger magnifying glass highlights that fact plus Fact#324. A larger magnifying glass encapsulates those plus additional Fact#9845, Fact#24958, and Fact#19873. The largest magnifying glass encapsulates all of those plus the word “Context” which repeats around the rim of the largest magnifying glass.
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“Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect.”

On Context and Context-Checking:

Context-Checking includes:

Example:

A screenshot of a Wikipedia article, with the text highlighted: “Clymer was one of 34 Signers that did not own slaves.”
The archived Wikipedia page, with text highlighted reads: “Clymer was one of 34 Signers that did not own slaves.”
A screenshot of a website which auctions and sells historical artifacts with the text “The Declaration signer considers swapping slaves with Colonel George Morgan of Princeton, New Jersey.” highlighted. Referring to a letter written by George Clymer
The archived bidding page that includes photographs of Clymer’s letter, a part of Wikipedia’s bibliography, which reads: “The Declaration signer considers swapping slaves with Colonel George Morgan of Princeton, New Jersey.”

However, there is more we could improve:

Example of more nuanced (though likely less aesthetically pleasing) fact-checked labels
Screenshot from Public Editor example articles

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