Like millions of viewers, I tune in nightly to watch The Daily Show. Its edited segments let ‘authorities’ state the facts–as believed. Yes, the show provides a humorous bias on current events, but it rarely needs to regret an error in fact. Thank you, research team!
Fact-checking takes nothing for granted. Some questions researchers ask are:
- Is the issue covered in all aspects?
- Is the report current?
- Is it sponsored?
- Is the authority an author? An actor?
- Who has editorial control?
In the age of digital media, I wonder whether it’s more important to not get sued than to get it right.