I verify information by checking it against original sources. These can be numbers, names, dates, scientific claims, or anything else. I comb through articles, videos, and podcasts to check whether all the information published is supported by scientific evidence.
In addition to my scientific training, I have attended fact-checking workshops (both basic and advanced levels) offered by the Knight School of Journalism at MIT. Through these workshops, I learned how to vet claims and find reliable sources. I use this training to check my own writing, and also offer fact-checking services to clients who need them. Here are the links a couple of videos I fact-checked for the PBS Terra YouTube channel: