Debating the Truth

  title={Debating the Truth},
  author={Amanda Wintersieck},
  journal={American Politics Research},
  pages={304 - 331}
How does fact-checking influence individuals’ attitudes and evaluations of political candidates? Fact-checking plays an increasingly important role in U.S. elections, yet we know little about its impact on voters. To answer this question, I conduct an experiment utilizing one political debate from the 2013 New Jersey Gubernatorial race in combination with fact-checks that offer either confirming information or corrective information to determine how fact-checking influences evaluations of… 

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