How Are Fact Checkers Being Covered On Television News?

The timeline below shows total monthly mentions of the phrase "fact check" across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News over the past decade, showing peaks in October 2012 and October 2016, with a steady rise in mentions from late 2015. There is strong stratification of the three channels from late 2017 and the 2020 election surge is much less pronounced due to the substantial coverage of fact checking from 2015 to present.

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