Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appears on television monitors in the media center during the first presidential debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appears on television monitors in the media center during the first presidential debate at Hofstra University on Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, New York.

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Several news organizations have committed to fact-checking Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s statements during tonight’s debate.

The New York Times has built a team of 18 reporters who will act as fact-checkers. They’ll aim to post within five minutes of the candidate’s statement.

NPR’s 22-person team will conduct fact-checking online and in their post-debate analysis. They also will use an annotation widget.

Bloomberg TV will reportedly be the only television network to fact-check the debate on-screen.

PolitiFact has a team of 18 fact-checkers examining the candidates’ statements. So far in the election, they’ve fact-checked Clinton and Trump almost 400 times.

Wired has a five-person fact-checking team for its live blog.

The Washington Post has already published a pre-debate fact check. Its two fact checkers, Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee Lee, will be fact-checking for the live blog.

And we’ll be doing it too.