One of the first things we’re going to have to talk about is the difference between a ‘fact’ and an ‘opinion’
Key Differences Between Fact and Opinion
A fact is just ...
The difference between fact and opinion on the following grounds:
- The fact is described as the statement that can be verified or proved to be true. Opinion is an expression of judgment or belief about something.
- Fact relies on observation or research while opinion is based on assumption.
- The fact is an objective reality whereas opinion is a subjective statement.
- Facts can be verified with the help of evidence or statistics. On the contrary, opinion is not supported by any evidence.
- Facts explain what actually happened. Unlike an opinion, that represents a perception about something.
- One important feature of the fact is that it is universal and does not differ from person to person. As against this, every human being has a different opinion on a particular subject and so, it varies from one person to another.
- Facts are shown with unbiased words, however, opinion is expressed with biased words.
- Facts can change anybody’s opinion, but vice versa is not possible.
- Facts are real information and so it cannot be challenged or debated, but if we talk about opinions, they can be debated.
Not Censored Yet will make an effort to avoid 'fact-checking' opinions since opinions are debatable and often "needs more context"
Not Censored Yet's Five Steps for Accurate Fact Checking
What our Fact checks will look like:
Claim: "blah blah blah"
True or False
Supporting documentation and explanation of the rating. We may also photoshop a clown's face-paint on the speaker's face, if we feel it necessary