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Chloe Lim

Chloe Lim

Ph.D. Candidate

About

Chloe Lim is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Stanford University. Her primary research interests include media, fact-checking, representation, political accountability in American Politics, quantitative methods, and text as data. Her research examines the media's ability to fact-check politicians and the consequences for campaigns when the media fact-checks a politician's statements. On the one hand, in published research, she shows that the media struggles to fact-check politicians’ statements accurately because it is an inherently subjective task. Fact-checking organizations struggle to identify a common set of issues to evaluate and, even when they do, they often disagree on whether the statement is true. On the other hand, in her job-market paper, she shows that when fact-checked, presidential candidates alter their statements. After the media identifies a statement as false, presidential candidates are less likely to repeat the statement, on average. To reach these conclusions, her research combines newly collected datasets, text-analysis techniques, and careful research designs for causal inference.