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 to some videos I fact-checked for the PBS Terra YouTube channel:
- How to Turn Skin Cells Into a Baby
- Shark “Traffic Jam”: Inside a Biscayne Bay Shark Survey
- What If Our Clothes Could Disrupt Surveillance Cameras?
- How This Disease Could Wipe Out Citrus…Unless We Stop It
- How Talking With Animals Would Change Our World
- Feeding the Future: How Scientists Are Saving Corn From Rising Temperatures
- Fireflies’ Love Language Is Their Butts
- Why Tree Planting Campaigns Don’t Work
- How does a record-breaking ocean heat wave impact sharks?
- Sweet Potatoes’ Flavor is More Complex Than You Think
- What Makes Dragonflies So Extraordinary
- The New Technology Changing How We Track Sharks
- How To Accidentally Invent A Color
- Geoengineering: The Riskiest Way to Save the Planet
- How Tomatoes are Revolutionizing Urban Farming
- Pssst: Ladybugs Have a Killer Secret