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By AOB
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Who audits expense auditors expenses? Who fact checks fact checkers fact checking?

A fair number of fact checkers have sprung up in the last few years. "Fact checking" implies the outlet is telling you the truth, or that they are infallible. "That is the claim, what we are telling you next is the truth." As a reader, I will take on board what they say along with sources provided, and come to my own conclusion. Not just readily accept a media outlet's "fact check" as fact.
 
By Bones McCoy
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AOB wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 5:54 pm
Who audits expense auditors expenses? Who fact checks fact checkers fact checking?
a) I believe auditor's expenses are not checked.
My experience in a couple of insolvency situations saw the sort of piss-taking that would put duck-houses and heated horse-stables in the shade.

b) Most of the fact checkers I've seen in action include citations for their facts.
Something notably and almost universally absent among the conspiracy looks who they discredit.
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