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How To Fact-Check Social Media

how to fact-check social mediaYou're right on deadline and need to verify that claim flying around on social networks. Henk van Ess explains how the internet can help you to debunk the internet -- in real time.

Revealing the Secret World of Private Companies

You’d think that getting the names of the shareholders of a company would be fairly easy. Such information should be routinely available. Not if you’re talking about private companies, which have managed to elude public scrutiny even in an era of increasing transparency.

How to Background a Person Using Lexis

ICIJ reporter Kate Willson demonstrates how to background a person using public records on Nexis. Find state or local court records, criminal history, voter registration, property owned, divorce proceedings, neighbors, and more.

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