Fact Check Yesterday’s US Presidential Debate With These Roundups

Fact Check Yesterday’s US Presidential Debate With These Roundups

Yesterday, US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off in their second of three debates before the election this November. Today, verify the claims each one made with these fact-check roundups.

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If you didn’t get a chance to watch the debate yet, you can watch it in its entirety here. As we’ve said before, the media coverage you follow up with can have a profound impact on how you view the results of a debate, so watch it before you read on. Once you’ve seen the debate, these fact-check roundups can help clarify the candidates’ statements:

There will be one more presidential debate on October 20 at 12:00PM AEDT.


  • Do we really need to be bombarded with blow by blow of US elections? We don’t vote in US elections and it’s not our job to interfere (see criticism of supposed Russian interference), so why encourage Australians to get involved? I see two unpleasant candidates (which is common in politics).
    Does the US post blow by blow reporting on Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, etc elections?
    If you really want to get a good idea of these candidates, look for Scott Adams commentary. Adams wrote Dilbert. He’s the only person who has actually tried to compare both candidates with as little prejudice as possible.
    Ars Technica has continued name calling of one candidate on their front page. Thankfully, this vote is not mine because I disrespect people who tell me who to vote for, just like Ars Technica is.
    Hopefully, LH will stop pushing US politics on the rest of the world. If you must, compare policies in a single article and leave it at that. Fact checking is good when it’s relevant to voters. We are not voters of either of these unpleasant people, so skip it please.

    • Thanks for your feedback Dan. The USA is the world’s #1 superpower (for now). Therefore, its election cycle is relevant to everybody, including Australians. The fact we cannot vote doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be informed.

      Many readers are interested in these debates (it was our biggest story yesterday by a significant margin) so we will continue to report on it. The beauty of LH is that we’re a very broad church — if you don’t like the US election news, there’s plenty of other stuff to read on the site instead.

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