Campaign 2012: Backgrounding candidates and truth-testing claims (Sponsored by Rockefeller Brothers Fund)
- Event: 2012 IRE Conference
- Speakers: TBA
- Date/Time: Friday, June 15 at 3:25 p.m.
- Location: Boylston
- Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio
Learn how to use records to dig into the background of political candidates, from financial contributions to criminal histories and questionable business interests. Tips on the potential and pitfalls of fact-checking efforts, including how to identify good information from neutral sources.
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