Revisiting the Epistemology of Fact-Checking

  title={Revisiting the Epistemology of Fact-Checking},
  author={Michelle A. Amazeen},
  journal={Critical Review},
  pages={1 - 22}
ABSTRACT Joseph E. Uscinski and Ryden W. Butler (2013) argue that fact-checking should be condemned to the dustbin of history because the methods fact-checkers use to select statements, consider evidence, and render judgment fail to stand up to the rigors of scientific inquiry and threaten to stifle political debate. However, the premises upon which they build their arguments are flawed. By sampling from multiple “fact-checking agencies” that do not practice fact-checking on a regular basis in… Expand
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