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President Donald Trump, flanked by administration and public health officials, during a briefing on the coronavirus on March 25. Getty/Mandel Ngan / AFP

It’s a bad idea for journalists to censor Trump – instead, they can help the public identify what’s true or false

Journalism's ethics code says the press must 'seek truth and report it,' and also minimize harm. During a public health crisis, how should the press deal with President Trump's inaccuracies and lies?
Donald Trump answers a question from CNN moderator Wolf Blitzer. Mike Blake/Reuters

Why presidential debates need real-time fact-checking

With the presidential debates being derided as evidence we live in a “post-fact" political world, why aren't the moderators “truth vigilantes”?

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