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Don’t give up on the fact-resistant: Tips to break the grip of misinformation

Tips for writing and producing a fact check to reach the fact-resistant.

“In an attempt to influence public opinion, the leaders of both major parties — Democrats and Republicans alike — craft talking points, scripts for rank-and-file members to follow when discussing particular policy issues. Talking points, when used frequently, become the party line.” For more efficient and effective fact-checking, journalists need to know how to identify these scripts.