Fact checking your ass!

Channel Four are doing some excellent work on the UK election. They don’t have big budgets, but their online efforts have impact. Not least the Factchecker site. This entry takes apart an electoral claim made by the Conservatives in Poole on the cost of assylum seekers locally. We can’t promise the same level of service, but if you have anything you’d like Slugger to check, send them in!

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty