Fact-checking in the Echo Chamber Nation

At a Republican campaign rally a few years ago, I asked one of the attendees how he got his news. "I listen to Rush and read NewsMax," he said. "And to make sure I'm getting a balanced view, I watch Fox." My liberal friends get their information from distinctly different sources — Huffington Post, Daily Kos and Rachel Maddow. To make sure they get a balanced view, they click Facebook links — from their liberal friends. This is life in our echo chamber ... Full Story »

Posted by Fabrice Florin - via Memeorandum, Huffington Post (Health Care), PolitiFact

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Dec. 23, 2011

Thoughtful opinion by PolitiFact editor Bill Adair about the role of fact-checking in a polarized society. This article addresses the widespread controversy over their recent Lie of the Year award for Democrats' claims that Republicans "voted to end Medicare." The author provides a reasonable response to this criticism, and observes that the Internet has made it easier for people to seek opinions that confirm their views in the echo chambers of our choice. Insightful and informative rebuttal.

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