Effectiveness of Political Fact Checking

Academics presented research findings on the effectiveness of political fact checking. Topics included how misinformation affects… read more

Academics presented research findings on the effectiveness of political fact checking. Topics included how misinformation affects attitudes despite correction work, ways that journalists can increase the likelihood that fact checking will overcome misinformation, and the question of whether fact checking works or backfires. Justin Peters showed examples of exemplary print and broadcast fact checking. Several campaign ads were shown. The program included questions from audience members.

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Brendan Nyhan Professor Dartmouth College->Government
  • Justin Peters Correspondent Columbia Journalism Review->Swing States Project
  • Emily Thorson Student University of Pennsylvania->Annenberg School for Communication
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Effectiveness of Political Fact Checking

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Program ID:
308407-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 26, 2012
Last Aired:
Oct 3, 2012

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  • Sep 26, 2012 | 10:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 27, 2012 | 2:14am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 27, 2012 | 11:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 28, 2012 | 5:10am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 01, 2012 | 1:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 02, 2012 | 6:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 03, 2012 | 4:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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