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Fact-Checking Informs Voters, But Does It Change Minds?

  • NPR, Thursday, September 29, 2016 11:38 AM

NPR, which live-annotated the debate on Monday night, has analyzed whether fact-checking actually “works.” The answer it came up with was: “Yes, but it’s tough.” The network also had to qualify the word “works,” which it deems as fact-checking being able to change people’s minds. In that vein, it is not always easy to convince voters of the truth, even when they are given the facts.

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