In a new three-part series, FactCheck.org examines Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s false and misleading claims about vaccines, autism, Covid-19 and other health topics.
In Democracy Amid Crises: Polarization, Pandemic, Protests, and Persuasion, a team of scholars assembled by APPC provide a data-rich analysis of the impact of four interlocking crises on the 2020 election and its aftermath.
FactCheck.org has released its list of the Whoppers of '22, its annual review of the year's worst political and viral deceptions. Political appeals to fear were as popular as ever -- and Covid-19 misinformation continued to be a huge problem online.
Delivering the Annenberg Lecture, Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa discussed being the target of online attacks and what it will take to ensure that truth prevails.
"Creating Conspiracy Beliefs: How Our Thoughts Are Shaped" (Cambridge University Press), by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Western Illinois University, investigates influences on conspiracy beliefs.
FactCheck.org has been honored with a 2020 Sigma Delta Chi Award for fact-checking from the Society of Professional Journalists for the article "Trump on the Stump."
FactCheck.org has released its "whoppers of 2020" on the year's political fabrications. Once again, President Trump tops the list though President-elect Biden is on it, too.
APPC, CERL, and CNAS released "There's Still Time to Protect American Democracy Against Threats to the 2020 Election," the first in a weekly series of commentaries.