Establish Real Time Fact Checking During Political Debates
  • Petitioned Commission on Presidential Debates, DNC, RNC, ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox, NBC

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Commission on Presidential Debates, DNC, RNC, ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox, NBC

Establish Real Time Fact Checking During Political Debates

    1. Paul Oestreicher
    2. Petition by

      Paul Oestreicher

There seems to be one point of agreement among the political parties: This election is the most important in a generation. It is also clear that an increasing number of distortions, half-truths and actual falsehoods are polluting the political discourse, and creating confusion and resentment among the public. As Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan said, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not to his own facts." This is a non-partisan effort to bring the Commission on Presidential Debates, the political parties, the networks and technology firms together to "hold feet to the fire" and institute real or near real time fact checking into these crucial debates.

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    • Sheila Goldberg SUDBURY, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      As voters and citizens we are entitled to know the truth and the media has a responsibility in all situations to see that we get it.

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    • Sean Heffernan WEST ORANGE, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because facts count.

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    • Abigail Fair ARLINGTON, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      In order to be able to evaluate each candidate.

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    • Merril Teller WICHITA, KS
      • about 2 years ago

      Both sides tend to play a little loose with the facts. Let's get the correct information so we can be an informed electorate.

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    • Harriet Garner RIO VISTA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      The United States government should not be controlled by churches or corporations in order to oppress the true government, its People.

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