Fighting Misperceptions and Doubting Journalists’ Objectivity: A Review of Fact-checking Literature

  title={Fighting Misperceptions and Doubting Journalists’ Objectivity: A Review of Fact-checking Literature},
  author={Sakari Nieminen and Lauri Rapeli},
  journal={Political Studies Review},
  pages={296 - 309}
Fact checkers evaluate the truthfulness of political claims appearing in public. The practice has increased enormously in recent years. This review analyses research concerning political fact-checking; it presents what kind of studies have been made about fact-checking and introduces their main findings. Most of the literature focuses either on fact-checking as a profession or on its corrective potential. Research about the effectiveness of fact-checking offers mixed results: some find that… 

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