There are numerous organizations out there that claim to expose hoaxes, rumors, and lies. They call themselves fact-checkers. Beware!
Fact-checkers are only as good as their sources, but not everyone agrees on which sources are reliable. Fact-checkers will also use bad logic. Sometimes they are biased in their selection of which statements get checked.
Fact-checkers that rate the severity of the lies can show other forms of bias. At Politifact, in years past, I noticed that when some fringe Republican said something in a way that wasn’t quite right, it was rated just as egregious as when Democratic leadership made wild accusations with clearly malicious intent that were the exact opposite of the truth.
Don’t trust fact-checkers. Listen to as many sources of news as you have time for. Listen to all sides of an issue. Then use logic to eliminate the most obvious lies. It’s okay not to know everything; it’s better than knowing falsehoods.
Logic. Love. Liberty.