Fact checking in the Netherlands

Students of the School of Journalism in Tilburg started a website about ‘fact checking‘. It is in fact about Dutch newspapers, magazines and tv news not checking facts. On the website errors, mistakes, unwarranted claims, lying with statistics, fooling around with quotes, wrong headings and misinterpreting research are documented.

Free dailies have the dubious honor to be mentioned quite often. The site is on air since September and was also three weeks inactive. Spits was featured five times, Metro four times and De Pers three times.

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