The EU Wants to Support Fact-Checking—But Fact-Checkers Aren’t Sure They Want It

Last week, 60-odd fact-checkers and onlookers gathered in Brussels for a conference aimed at promoting collaboration ahead of the 2019 European Parliament elections.

The everyday work of fact-checkers across the EU shows how valuable such collaboration could be. False political claims and viral hoaxes get recycled across the continent with minor edits (see the Agence France-Presse buzzer fact check linked below).

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