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Christopher Swetala

Christopher Swetala first started fact-checking in 2003 as an intern at The Nation and continued to offer his fact-checking skills to a number of publications including GQ and the Op-Ed desk of The New York Times.

He found a home with the staff of This American Life as the head of fact-checking in 2015.


The Fact-checker

There’s an old journalism adage that says “if your mother says she loves you, check it out.” This American Life’s Christopher Swetala is the fact-checker who calls her to ask, and then let’s you know if it’s true… or not.