The Annenberg Public Policy Center has received support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to expand a new model for blunting the impact of deceptive claims about health.
The Whoppers of ’22: FactCheck.org Reviews the Year’s Worst Political and Viral Deceptions
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.
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Maria Ressa Delivers Annenberg Lecture on ‘Facts, Truth, Trust’
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’ Explores Fear, Anxiety, Media, Social Interactions
"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 Honored with 2020 Sigma Delta Chi Award
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 Nominated for 2021 Webby Award in News & Politics
The Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FactCheck.org has been nominated for a 2021 Webby Award in the category Websites and Mobile Sites: News & Politics.
Jamieson: How to Debunk Misinformation about COVID, Vaccines and Masks
In the April issue of Scientific American, scholar Kathleen Hall Jamieson explains how everyone can debunk misinformation about COVID, vaccines and masks.
FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias Receive Google Funding to Address COVID Misinformation
FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias have received funding from the Google News Initiative to produce fact checks about COVID-19 immunization misinformation as short bilingual video explainers.
Franklin Birthday Celebration Honors Jamieson With 2021 Franklin Founder Award
At a virtual celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 315th birthday, APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson was honored with the 2021 Franklin Founder Award.
FactCheck.org’s ‘Whoppers of 2020’ Finds Trump Again in a Class of His Own
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.