Was your question asked to fact-checker Angie Drobnic Holan?

A couple of weeks ago we ran a competition to ask for your questions to put to Angie Drobnic Holan, Editor-in-Chief of Politifact - a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims made in the media. Angie and her team go through what people from the election campaigns say and check whether they are true, based on evidence. We had so many great questions but could only choose 6...was yours one of them? Find out below!


How do you tell what is fact and what is false?
meticulous_twilight, Birchwood Primary School


What do you do when you find fake news?
compelling_mouse, Faringdon Community College


Is it possible for fake news to get past fact-checkers?
impartial_shark, Boutcher Primary School


Have you ever called something false when it was later revealed to be fact?
ingenious_forest, Faringdon Community College


Is all fake news bad for an election?
insightful_orca, Ormiston Bushfield Academy


What happens if a famous person posts fake news?
eager_reflection, Cheam Park Farm Primary School


Bonus question: What advice would you give someone who wants to be a fact-checker?
Tom @ The BNC


Thank you to Angie Drobnic Holan for her answers! You can see how Politifact checks what politicians, famous people and social media-sharers say by checking out the website - www.politifact.com

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