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Crowdsourcing strategies are a promising tool to aid fact-checking, but their capabilities have not been tested on politician speech. How does social influence from peers affect the performance of this approach? This article seeks to understand if interactive crowdsourcing has potential to fact-check statements made by politicians.

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We find this approach is effective and boosted uniquely by politically heterogeneous social influence. Only exposing individuals to the judgements of people supporting the opposite political party improves their performance at the individual and collective level.

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This page is a summary of: Interactive crowdsourcing to fact-check politicians., Journal of Experimental Psychology Applied, August 2023, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/xap0000492.
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