Bloomberg to Fact-Check Debate On-Screen
Bloomberg announced on Monday that it will fact-check the debate, live, on-screen, providing a reasonable lie detector tests for voters catching debate highlights the next day.
The Hill reports:
According to Politico, none of the major networks has publicly committed to on-screen fact-checking during the debate and will leave that to post-debate analysis.
The Clinton campaign has called for the media to aggressively fact-check Trump.
“We’re really focused on this opportunity that Hillary has to speak directly to the voters on the issues. But we are concerned that Donald Trump may lie; he may throw misinformation out there; and that Hillary will have to spend all of her time trying to correct the record rather than talking about the things she wants to accomplish,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said Monday on “CBS This Morning.”
“All that we’re asking if that the record be checked. So if Donald Trump lies, which he has repeatedly done in the past, that that be simply checked.”
NBC’s Matt Lauer was criticized for not correcting several of Trump’s statements during a presidential forum earlier this month.
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