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Laurent Bigot

The fact-checking to restore the truth : the ambivalence for the media in front of false news

Le Temps des médias n° 30, Printemps 2018, p. 62-76.

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Mainstream media are ever more numerous to display their fact-checking work, particularly in politics, through special journalistic formats and headings. However, surprisingly, some of these same media continue to spread otherwise fake news. This obvious paradox can be explained by fact-checking’s history : it was born in the States during the 1920’s and its modern version seems like a reinvention or an adaptation to nowadays economical and editorial media constraints. This will of scrupulous verification of journalistic contents seems to transform itself in an ostentatious verification strategy.

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