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Lunch Seminar: Francesco Sobbrio - Università di Roma "Tor Vergata"
Tuesday 31 May 2022, 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Fact-checking Politicians” with Andrea Mattozzi and Samuel Nocito

Abstract:

We study whether and how Italian MPs respond to a rigorous fact-checking of their statements. Our research design relies on a novel randomized field experiment in collaboration with the leading Italian fact-checking company. Our results show that politicians are responsive to fact-checking. In particular, we observe a reduction in the probability of politicians making a false statement after being treated. Furthermore, we observe a reduction in the number of verifiable (fact-checkable) statements by treated politicians, suggesting that fact-checking may also increase the ambiguity of politicians’ statements.

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