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.

    FactCheck.org wins two Webbys

    FactCheck.org, the nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters, has been awarded the 2015 Webby for best Political Blog/Website by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. And thanks to its readers, it has also been awarded the People’s Voice Webby in the same category.

      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.”