WhatsApp channel Lead Stories

Lead Stories
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๐Ÿ“ฐ Lead Stories: Fact Checking Trending Content

Lead Stories is dedicated to verifying claims circulating widely online and on social media. Established in 2015, their mission is to combat misinformation and disinformation at the speed it spreads through fact checks and debunks.

๐ŸŒ Global Fact Checking

Lead Stories covers a wide range of subjects from around the world, including politics, current events, science, health, technology and more. Their fact checkers scrutinize:

  • ๐Ÿ”บ Viral images and videos
  • ๐Ÿ’ญ Quotes attributed to public figures
  • ๐Ÿงพ Claims about products, companies or organizations
  • โš–๏ธ Conspiracy theories and unsubstantiated allegations

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ Rigorous Methodology

Fact checks are conducted through comprehensive open-source research and analysis leveraging:

  • ๐ŸŒ Digital forensics and online investigations
  • ๐Ÿ“š Consultation of authoritative and expert sources
  • ๐Ÿ” Scrutiny of original context and metadata
  • ๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ Cross-referencing fact check databases

๐Ÿ“ข Regular Updates

New debunks are published frequently on the Lead Stories website, app and WhatsApp channel, ensuring the latest misinformation trends are promptly addressed. Overviews compiling related fact checks are also provided.

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