FactCheck.org

A nonpartisan, nonprofit, “consumer advocate” for voters, the Annenberg Political Fact Check aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. Fact Check monitors the accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. The goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding. Post-Election Debriefings Occasionally, following an election cycle, the Annenberg Public Policy Center and FactCheck.org have co-hosted post-election conferences highlighting emerging trends in campaign advertising and electoral strategy. Bringing together the actual consultants, public relations and advertising professionals who participated, these press events offer a rare glimpse into the workings of a modern campaign. View debriefing archives.

    2016 Watch: Presidential Candidates’ Claims Examined by FactCheck.org and SciCheck

    With a flurry of candidates entering the 2016 presidential race, FactCheck.org and its science feature, SciCheck, are examining the campaigners’ recent statements and revisiting some past claims. In recent weeks, FactCheck.org has scrutinized or revisited claims made by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul; and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
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      FactCheck.org Introduces ‘SciCheck’ to Focus on Scientific Claims

      FactCheck.org, the nonpartisan fact-checking site, has introduced a new feature, “SciCheck,” to investigate science-based claims in political speech. In a blog post announcing the feature, Eugene Kiely, the director of FactCheck.org, said SciCheck “will focus exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims that are made by partisans to influence public policy.”
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        FactCheck.org collaborates with U.S. Vote to provide political news to voters

        WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Vote Foundation (US Vote) and the nonpartisan site FactCheck.org have developed an alliance through which FactCheck.org will provide relevant, timely and accurate political information to voters who create an individual “My Voter Account” on the US Vote website. The project, supported by the Democracy Fund, was created to make it easy for voters to find unbiased, fact-checked news from within their private Voter Accounts.
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