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Can Fact-checking Prevent Politicians from Lying ?

  title={Can Fact-checking Prevent Politicians from Lying ?},
  author={Chloe Lim},
Fact-checking has become popular in recent elections as a means to ensure that politicians make truthful statements. Due to a lack of empirical analyses and threats to inference, however, the question of whether campaign strategists respond to fact-checking remains unresolved. Using an interrupted time series design, this paper shows that presidential candidates from the 2012 and 2016 US Presidential Election were less likely to repeat false claims that were rated “false” by a major fact… Expand

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