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Fact Checking & Verification for Reporting: How to Report on Disinformation

Lead with truth

Lead With Truth to counter false claims 

Headlines matter — on social media, the headline is often the only thing people see.

Journalists can avoid amplifying false claims by focusing on the truth rather than describing misleading claims in detail.

Source: Journalists Resource, Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center 

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