Fact-Checking Fiasco

September 10, 2014

What do you think gets fact-checked the most rigorously: newspaper articles, magazine stories, or books? If you guessed books, you’d be surprised to know that they are rarely, if ever, fact-checked. At The Atlantic, Kate Newman questions why we have so much faith in books’ accuracy but why publishers don’t bother.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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