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Leslie Caughell

Leslie Caughell is assistant professor of political science and chair of the political science department and the International Studies Program at Virginia Wesleyan University. She holds a doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain.

New research: The characteristics of news stories that help attack misinformation

The number of fact-checking stories produced by journalists has increased dramatically in recent years, but could those stories be better at countering misinformation? Scholars and journalists have begun to explore the characteristics that improve fact-checking’s success in helping readers understand and accept factual information. My recent study, supported by the American Press Institute, examines how […]

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