"In order to find out the TRUTH about an organization you're researching, don't look at what the organization says about itself. Look at what the Internet is telling you about the organization. That is where you are going to find the TRUTH of the matter."
The most important keyboard shortcuts to know as a fact checker are copy and paste. Here are some helpful shortcuts:
|Copy (*After selecting what you want to copy, first)||control + c||command + c|
|Paste||control + v||command + v|
|Find (*Finds words/phrases inside a website, PDF, document, etc.)||control + f||command + f|
Every Wikipedia page has links and references back to the original source. Use the references as a tool to help verify the site/organization you are researching. This is a good practice for writing papers in general, not just for Wikipedia. One great article can help you find similar work by vetted authors.
Teachers have been telling you for years that Wikipedia is not a valid source but that is not always true. As a fact checker, Wikipedia is an ally and your first line of defense for authenticating and verifying alleged-facts.