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.