FactCheck.org→ The Whoppers of 2018

Summary For the fourth year in a row, Donald Trump dominates our list of the whoppers of the year. Before he entered politics as a presidential candidate in 2015, we had never singled out one person as the most egregious teller-of-falsehoods in these y Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ The Viral Spiral of 2018

Summary All this month, we’re celebrating 15 years of holding politicians accountable. We’ve been writing about false and misleading viral claims for nearly as long. Early on, we mostly fact-checked viral messages in the form of chain email Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Our 15th Anniversary

FactCheck.org turns 15 years old today. Since our launch on Dec. 5, 2003, fact-checking political claims has become a worldwide phenomenon, with 162 fact-checking websites currently active, according to the Reporters’ Lab at Duke University. Jou Go to site post…»

Special Counsel’s Office Asks FBI to Investigate Smear Scheme

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has referred a possible scam to the Federal Bureau of Investigation after a number of reporters were contacted by someone apparently shopping a story about him sexually assaulting unidentified women: 13 days ago I received this tip alleging an attempt to pay off women to make up accusations of sexual misconduct […]

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