in reply to When I want to check the accuracy of some widely held belief, I use:

Howdy!

The means I employ to check on a claim presented as factual depend on the nature of the claim. Snopes, Google, and WikiPedia are all tools in my chest, along with Google News as appropriate.

No single source is adequate to cover all of the input cases.

yours,
Michael
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Re^2: When I want to check the accuracy of some widely held belief, I use:
by RonW (Parson) on Jun 05, 2014 at 00:20 UTC
    Indeed. Many sources should be consulted. I make an effort to check several sources.