PolitiFact: Independent Fact-checking Journalism Website

PolitifactAs the political campaign season heats up, the race for the Presidency is in full swing, and “factual” claims are flying across the airwaves fast and furious, ever wonder about the accuracy of politicians statements?

Then check out PolitiFact.  And their Truth-O-Meter. 

“PolitiFact is an independent fact-checking journalism website aimed at bringing you the truth in politics. PolitiFact’s reporters and editors fact-check statements from the White House, Congress, candidates, advocacy groups and more, rating claims for accuracy on our Truth-O-Meter. Every fact-check includes analysis of the claim, an explanation of our reasoning and a list of links to all our sources. PolitiFact tracks President Barack Obama’s campaign promises on our Obameter.

PolitiFact, a division of the Tampa Bay Times, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for its fact-checking of the presidential election. The Times, Florida’s largest newspaper, is independently owned by the Poynter Institute, a school for journalists in St. Petersburg, Fla.”


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