"Once the dust settles on this notably mendacious
and polarized election, one unlikely winner
will emerge: the fact-checker."
Tonight’s presidential debate is sure to drive yet more eyeballs to the various websites now devoted to around-the-clock political fact-checking.
While catching someone in a lie (or even a half-truth) may provide plenty of fodder for social media, linking audience spikes to success may not be best metric to judge this emerging practice.
In our Analysis section, Research and Strategy Director Jessica Clark walks us through four key considerations when evaluating the effectiveness of fact-checking.