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White House spokesman Sean Spicer and senior advisor Kellyanne Conway chat. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Seeking truth among ‘alternative facts’

How do we determine what is fact? An archaeologist explains how the answer has changed over time and why it matters so much now.
Divided we fall. AAP/Reuters/The Conversation

Help us restore trust in experts

We’re keen to collaborate with more Australian media organisations to help restore some of the trust we’ve all lost.
Scrutiny of the sources, evidence and bias behind our public figures’ statements is more important than ever. Chris Blakeley/Flickr

And then there were two: welcome back ABC Fact Check

In a time of slippery weasel words and 'alternative facts', we are delighted to see the return of the ABC fact-checking unit in collaboration with RMIT.
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How should you read unnamed sources and leaks?

With an explosion of media outlets that don't adhere to mainstream journalistic standards, it's became difficult for readers to know whether to trust reports based on unnamed sources and leaks.
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Does nonpartisan journalism have a future?

In a complex media environment, it's become incredibly difficult for the neutral press to point out Donald Trump's lies without having that information discounted as partisan bias.
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Why do we fall for fake news?

Researcher who has studied online news for 20 years says people fall for fake news because they don't value journalistic sources and consider themselves and their friends as credible news sources.

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