Michigan Republican Wants to Register Fact-Checkers

The “Fact Checker Registration Act," would force journalists and others who perform fact checks to register with the state and insure themselves with a $1 million fidelity bond.

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HB 4813 Michigan Republican wants to register fact-checkers

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan Republican known for challenging the results of the 2020 presidential election has turned his attention to those who fact-check the claims of public officials. State Rep. Matt Maddock this week introduced the “Fact Checker Registration Act,” which would force journalists and others who perform fact checks to register with the state and insure themselves with a $1 million fidelity bond. His legislation also would fine fact checkers $1,000 every…

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