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Deciding what's true : the rise of political fact-checking movement in American journalism

Author: Lucas Graves
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2016] ©2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the past decade, fact-checking outlets have shaken up the political world by holding public figures accountable for what they say. Deciding What's True recounts the routines of the journalists  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucas Graves
ISBN: 9780231175067 023117506X 9780231175074 0231175078
OCLC Number: 980608577
Description: ix, 324 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1. The landscape of fact-checking --
Introduction --
Ink-stained fact-checkers --
Objectivity, truth seeking, and institutional facts --
Part 2. The work of fact-checking --
Choosing facts to check --
Deciding what's true --
Operating the truth-o-meter --
Part 3. The effects of fact-checking --
Fact-checkers and their publics --
The limits of fact-checking --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Lucas Graves.

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A lively page-turner about political fact-checking that also digs deep into the very foundations of public knowledge. What do we really know, and how do we know it? Graves provides thought-provoking Read more...

 
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