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    Jokes come first in 'The Daily Show's' fact-checking segment

    Step aside, Pinocchios and Pants on Fire. "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central has entered the fact-checking world with ratings such as "a puppy snorting cocaine" and "a John Travolta."

    "The Daily Show’s" "What the Actual Fact?" segments can sometimes seem as substantive as PolitiFact or The Washington Post's Fact-Checker. But they also contain the kind of silliness you expect from a show on Comedy Central.

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    Why CNN's fact-checking chyron is a big deal — and why it isn't

    On Thursday morning, a fact-checker's fantasy world materialized live on air.

    CNN's "At this Hour" played a clip of Donald Trump in Sacramento swatting away allegations that he advocated that Japan obtain nuclear weapons. Turns out, those allegations were true, based on a statement the presumptive Republican nominee made earlier this year.

    Highlighting a flip-flop on TV isn't newsworthy; what made this segment relatively unique was the chyron below the clip of Trump's speech from Sacramento, which read "Trump: I never said Japan should have nukes (he did)."

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    Moving fact-checking from the Web to TV is important but tough

    At Chequeado, Argentina's foremost fact-checking website, we have wanted to bring our work to TV for a long time. A really long time. We know that we need to go beyond our website, which is why we established regular columns on different radio stations, La Nación (a national newspaper) and Yahoo News.

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    Fact-checking on TV: Australia's ABC Fact Check

    (This article is a part of a series of deep dives into fact-checking on TV: how it comes about, what type of organization is required, what the output looks like and what impact it has. Check out the bottom of the page for the first article in this series. )

 
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