Fact-Checkers are Weapons in the Post-Truth Wars, But They’re Not All on One Side

In the frantic battle against falsehoods produced by enterprising Macedonian teenagers, crackpot conspiracy theorists and, with alarming regularity, the White House, the weapon of choice has been facts, and with it the venerated practice of fact-checking.

As the Guardian’s Martin Belam argued last week, journalism has to get better at spreading facts; at making its case and showing people what is really going on.

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