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Real-time fact-checking can change people’s opinion about a candidate, but only if the ratings are decisive.

Wintersieck, Amanda (2017) Real-time fact-checking can change people’s opinion about a candidate, but only if the ratings are decisive. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (23 Mar 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Fact-checking of political events has become an important component of 21st century political campaigns. But does fact-checking actually influence how people vote? In new research, Amanda Wintersieck finds that voters’ evaluations of a candidate’s debate performance – and the chances that they will vote for them – are improved when fact-checks confirm they are making accurate statements. “Half-true” fact check ratings, on the other hand, had no impact on voters’ support for candidates.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 08:07
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76041

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