A fact is something that is known and can be proven to be true or false.
An opinion is an expression or belief which may or may not be backed up by facts.
But, it cannot be proven true or false.
|A fact is something that has occurred or has been proven to be correct.||An opinion might also be correct but they can’t be proved.|
|Is objective||Is subjective|
|Is discovered||Is created|
|States reality||Interprets reality|
|Can be proved or verified||Cannot be proved or verified|
Objective information reviews many points of view and relates to the object found within the information.
It is intended to be unbiased. If you are being objective about a news story or other type of information, you have no personal feelings about it.
For example, news reporters are supposed to be objective and report the facts of an event and not air any personal opinions that could influence others.
Encyclopedias and other reference materials provide objective information.
Example: The chair is blue (=FACT)
Subjective information is one person's opinion.
It can be based on fact, but it is open to that one person's interpretation of that fact - anything that is subjective is subject to interpretation
Subjective is based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions.
Example: I like the blue chair (=OPINION)