DURHAM, N.C. — Lots of things can be done faster using computers. Fact-checking is becoming one of them.
Fully automated fact-checking is a long way off, if it will ever happen. But computational tools should increasingly help journalists check the veracity of claims made by politicians and other public figures.
"It's a bit like having a sous chef cut things into pieces, allowing us to do the high-level work," says Brad Scriber, deputy research director at National Geographic.