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A smarter conversation about how (and why) fact-checking matters » Nieman Journalism Lab

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often our expectations for fact-checking reflect... the Scooby-Doo model of political accountability... the villain is unmasked ... off to jail... would’ve gotten away with it if it weren’t for “you meddling kids.” ... Once the facts come to light, the consequences follow ... idealized notion ... rooted at least partly in the “folk theory” of democracy... [where] the key problem in politics is always to provide the right information...

accurate information rarely settles political questions on its own...make a real difference only when ... mobilized by political campaigns or social movements... or trigger regulators or the courts...

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