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by Steve Cook
Amid the current furor over "fact checking" by Facebook, the media and other bastions of righteousness that have never been
known to tell fibs, it has been forgotten that Fact Checking is far from new.
|Fact Checkers at work circa 1500|
Recently unearthed documents, discovered by researchers in an old hat box that had been gathering dust in the basement of Tower of London, reveal that fact checking dates from the Middle Ages when it was used extensively to relieve the minds of the hoi poloi and riffraff of the burden of heresy.