Fact-checking sites are a symptom, not a cure

10 Jul 2013

Tim Dunlop writes in King's Tribune about the appearance of three new fact-checking sites on the Australian media landscape.


The appearance of three fact-checking sites on the Australian media landscape over the last few months is quite an amazing development.

Fact checking has become what’s known as a ‘vertical’, a niche item on the menu of increasing specialisation that is the hallmark of new media. Just as there are now specialist titles dealing with business and finance, sport, real estate and so on, we now have Politifact Australia, The Conversation’s Election FactCheck site, and a soon-to-be-launched ABC fact-checking site.

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