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CNN debuted a new chyron on Thursday to fact-check Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in real-time.
Why it matters: News networks have faced sustained criticism for airing Trump speeches and press conferences live, instead of layering on more fact-checking.
Details: The company added the additional black and white "Facts First" fact-check chyron several times throughout the president's speech.
- One chyron fact-checked the president's comments about Democratic nominee Joe Biden's commitment to stopping the coronavirus.
- Another fact-checked the president's comments about the country's progress on defeating COVID-19.
The big picture: For the first three nights of the convention, CNN and MSNBC fact-checked many of the speeches using different tactics, like breaking away from speeches to have analysts fact-check claims, or showing fact-check graphics on the screen.