Fact Checking

The Fact-Checkers Who Want to Save the World

Maarten Schenk, cofounder of hoax-debunking site Lead Stories, didn’t set out to be a fact-checker. He wanted to be a trend forecaster. “I wanted, …

Journalism

Yes, the FISA Application Supports Trump and Nunes

The media loves to fact check, yet it operates almost entirely in a fact-free environment. An environment so fact-free that it is governed entirely …

Freedom of Information

Key Fact Obscured in Immigration Coverage: MS-13 Was Made in USA

<i>David Frum (Atlantic, 6/20/18) rejects the “extremism” of holding the US responsible for creating the conditions that force mass migration.</i><p>In a piece …

Immigration

International Fact-Checking Network flash grant (APAC)

<b>Scope.</b> The IFCN flash grant provides an immediate injection of funds to a fact-checking project that seems likely to have a high impact.<p><b>Who should</b> …

Google News

Algorithms Everywhere: Review of Noble, Eubanks and Bucher

Algorithms are something of a hot topic. Interest in these computational directives has taken hold in public discourse and emerged as a subject of …

Social Media

Getting to know all about you: Lessons from a lesson on profiles

A cornerstone of newspaper journalism is the profile, a story with a laser focus on one person.<p>They're important not only because journalists write a …

Journalism

What I’ve been writing in the last seven years or so (Part 1)

Now that I’ve finished a draft manuscript of my book, <i>Economics in Two Lessons</i>, I’m getting around to jobs I’ve been putting off for a long time (I …

Wales

Liberal Reporters Blame Trump For Obama’s Mistakes With Russia

12:29 PM 07/22/2018<p><b>WATCH:</b><p>While the majority of White House reporters are fixated on Russia, they seem to forget that the annexation of Crimea and …

Donald Trump

Fact-check: 'Ultra-rich' Rauner, Pritzker in sync on keeping own finances murky

Democrat J.B. Pritzker has taken considerable grief in recent days over a fact-challenged TV ad attempting to link an investment of Gov. Bruce Rauner …

Chicago

Lawmakers in both parties continue to slam Trump over Putin meeting - The Washington Post

2:02<p>Lawmakers in both parties continue to slam Trump over Putin meeting<p>2:14<p>Carter Page denies being a Russian agent following release of redacted FISA warrant<p>1:25<p>Watch the screaming match between Whoopi Goldberg and Judge Jeanine<p>3:31<p>Democrat vets in Congress slam Trump’s Helsinki meeting<p>0:45<p>What's …

U.S. Supreme Court

Philippine media urged to step up fact-checking efforts

MANILA, Philippines — The head of an international fact-checking initiative has called on Philippine media organizations to strengthen their efforts …

Journalism

Fact check: Trump's week of unreal claims on Russia, NATO, the queen of England

This might have been Trump's work week in his presidency. His lies didn't help. The Associated Press fact check.

Donald Trump

He was to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday with hundreds of his supporters, even after top functionaries of the state government had tried unsuccessfully to talk him out of the move.

Bibi Oweifa, a politician in Bayelsa State. was kidnapped on Friday by yet-to-be identified gunmen at the Bayelsa State secretariat Annex …

Democratic Party

Trump on DNC Server

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper reviews a statement that President Donald Trump made about the FBI investigation of Russian …

Donald Trump

Fact Check: Did Putin Give 'Trump Valuable Info to Take Down' the Clintons and Obamas?

“Deep State PANIC! Putin Gives Trump Valuable Info To Take Down The Clinton’s [<i>sic</i>] And Obama’s [<i>sic</i>],” the blog <i>Neal Rodrigues</i> claimed this week.<p>The …

U.S. Politics

AP FACT CHECK: Trump offers skewed view of farm trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promoting a lopsided view of agricultural trade as he assails "bad (terrible) Trade Deals with other countries." Agriculture is actually a strong point for U.S. commerce.<p>A look at his tweet Friday:<p>TRUMP: "Farmers have been on a downward trend for 15 …

Donald Trump

Fact-checking Trump's DNC server claims

CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with FactCheck.org, looks at President Trump's misleading comments about the Democratic National Committee's server.

Donald Trump

Fact check reveals glaring flip flop in Rafale 'secrecy pact'

Congress President Rahul Gandhi used Rafale warplanes to carpet-bomb the Modi government during Friday's no-trust debate in Parliament.<p>His charge was …

France

Fact Check: Bernie Sanders during #CEOsvsWorkers

<b>Sen. Bernie Sanders live streamed #CEOsvsWorkers, an event where former employees of multinational corporations shared their low wages and stressful</b> …

Bernie Sanders

Trump's Political Lies Blanket TV, Twitter - And They Are Being Tracked

Lies can be fun -- especially in fictional TV dramas and comedies, and maybe even with some reality shows. Political lies? It's not a game show. On …

Media Industry

No evidence Lisa Page blamed DNC hack on Chinese

A story on Facebook said Lisa Page testified that her former bosses at the FBI instructed her to cover-up the fact that China, not Russia, hacked the …

Hillary Clinton

Nazi Titanic: That Time the Nazis Made a $180 Million Propaganda Film

The strange story of a failed propaganda film, and its role in thousands of deaths<p>In 1943, Nazi Germany produced the most expensive propaganda film …

Titanic

Tracking Trump and parsing Putin: WEEKLY FACT CHECK

As President Donald Trump reminded the world this week -- that he believes the "Fake News Media" is "the real enemy of the people" -- we remind you …

Donald Trump

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show a Woman Stabbing Her Partner While Dancing with Him?

CLAIM<p>A video shows a woman stabbing her partner on the dance floor.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>A video purportedly showing a woman stabbing her dancing partner …

Dancing

FACT CHECK: Has Trudeau turned a roaring economy into slow simmer?

OTTAWA -- "Justin Trudeau inherited a booming economy, but he's squandering it. His uncontrolled spending and tax hikes is making life harder for …

Canada

Fact Checker from The Washington Post

<b>The evidence contradicting Trump and Putin</b><p>After their summit meeting in Helsinki, President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin both cast doubt on the U.S. intelligence community’s unanimous conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.<p>Asked whether he believed his own …

Pro-choice Movement

Social media manipulation rising globally, new report warns | University of Oxford

“The number of countries where formally organised social media manipulation occurs has greatly increased, from 28 to 48 countries globally,” says …

Social Media

AP FACT CHECK: Kansas not the 'sanctuary state' of Midwest

CHICAGO (AP) - One of Republican Kris Kobach’s favorite slogans in his campaign for governor is that Kansas is the “sanctuary state of the …

Immigration

Trump's Specious Trade Tweets

In recent tweets, President Donald Trump has made erroneous statements about U.S farmers, and soybean prices in particular, while complaining about …

Soybeans

Fact-checkers have debunked this fake news site 80 times. It's still publishing on Facebook.

InfoWars isn’t the only misinforming page that’s still allowed to publish on Facebook.<p>YourNewsWire is one of the most popular fake news publishers in …

Internet