This week the Annenberg Public Policy Center previewed a new project – www.FlackCheck.org– a companion site to its award-winning FactCheck.org that will use parody and humor to debunk false political advertising in the 2012 campaign.
FlackCheck.org Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson spoke with ABC, MSNBC, The Washington Post, WHYY, and Minnesota Public Radio about the preview, which features a sample of FlackCheck’s video “takedowns” of problematic political ads, and what to expect when FlackCheck.org goes live in January 2012:
New Website Aims to Fact Check Campaign Ads (ABC, Nov. 2)
FlackCheck.org to use humor in tracking political rhetoric (The Washington Post, Nov. 8)
Political Fact Checking That Doesn’t Amplify the Lie (Miller-McCune, Nov. 8)
FlackCheck.org: using comedy to combat lies in politics (WHYY, Nov. 9)
Looking for the truth in 2012 campaign advertising (Minnesota Public Radio, Nov. 10)