Instant Fact-Checking?

The Washington Post is creating an algorithm to augment its fact checking of political speeches. How might it work? And do we want it to?

During the Republican primaries in 2011, Steven Ginsberg, national political editor for the Washington Post, was covering a Michele Bachmann speech in Iowa.

It was a small affair, not much more than 50 people. After Bachman finished, Ginsberg got on the phone with Cory Haik, the Post’s executive producer for Digital News. What he wanted to know was whether there was a way they could accelerate the fact-checking process for political speeches and bring it as close to real-time as possible?

“Yes,” Haik recalls saying, “because to me, the answer is always yes.”

Quite intriguing. You can find the complete article at Media Shift.

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