‘Fact Check This’: How U.S. politics adapts to media scrutiny
This report goes deep into the main ways American politicians have reacted to (or ignored) major fact-checkers' work, concentrating on the period 2010-2014. The author finds that U.S. politicians use fact checks to validate their arguments or undermine their opponents. Politicians also stand their ground or attack the fact-checkers directly to reduce their credibility. With examples from across the political spectrum, the study offers a relatively rare focus on the effect of fact checks on its subjects rather than on readers.