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America’s always-on partisan goggles hurt meaningful evaluation of fact-checking on Facebook | Poynter

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The tension between literalism and contextualism is one fact-checkers face every day... Swing too far towards literalism and you’re a bone-headed bean counter. Get too contextual and you’re taking wild leaps of interpretation — something fact-checking was explicitly set up to avoid...
This interpretative license can be heavily colored by personal biases... It’s easy to be forgiving of imprecision in arguments we agree with, to argue that they should be evaluated in context... we’re usually slavish literalists when it comes to ideas we reject.”...
Facebook doesn’t really have an answer to a fundamental question: What is its fact-checking for?...How literal should their fact-checking on Facebook be? What should it primarily target? How can it be effectively appealed? And how can all these rules work across the more than 15 countries the tool is currently active in?... common rules about fact-checking might help combat the fragmenting media ecosystem. Clearly, not everyone agrees.

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