In Election’s Closing Days, Ad Campaign Urges Battleground Stations to Reject Deceptive Outside Group Ads and Increase On-Air and Online Fact Checking

  To remind radio and TV stations in battleground markets of their right to reject deceptive outside group ads and to thank those that have been fact checking deceptive political content, FlackCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC), will spend $40,000 airing a version of this radio ad (transcript below) across 10

Annenberg Public Policy Center calculates dollars spent by third-party groups on deceptive TV ads attacking or supporting the presidential candidates

Drawing on spending estimates from Kantar Media CMAG and the fact-checking of the major fact-checking sites, the Annenberg Public Policy Center has found that from April 10, 2012 when Mitt Romney became the presumptive nominee of the Republican party (according to Kantar Media CMAG) through September 20, 2012, an estimated 27.8 percent of the dollars

APPC calculates dollars spent by four highest spending third party groups on deceptive TV ads attacking or supporting Republican presidential contenders

For Immediate Release Contact: Kathleen Hall Jamieson at info@flackcheck.org or 215-898-9400 Drawing on spending estimates from Kantar Media CMAG and the fact checking of FactCheck.org, the Annenberg Public Policy Center has created a dollars in deception measure (DDs) calculating dollars spent on televised presidential third party ads by the groups calling themselves “The Red White

APPC’s FlackCheck.org Launches “Stand by Your Ad” to Fight Deception in Super PAC and Other Third Party Political Advertising

For Immediate Release: February 21, 2012   Contact: Kathleen Hall Jamieson, 215.898.9400 or kjamieson@asc.upenn.edu Jamieson is director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.   Penn’s Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FlackCheck.org Launches "Stand by Your Ad" to Fight Deception in Super PAC and Other Third Party Political Advertising   TV and

FlackCheck.org launches today

FlackCheck.org, a counterpart to APPC’s award-winning program FactCheck.org, made its official debut today. The website produces original video parodies that debunk false political advertising, poke fun at extreme language, and hold the media accountable for their reporting on political campaigns. Among the newest additions to FlackCheck.org’s growing library of videos are the first two in

FlackCheck.org will use parody and humor to debunk false political advertising

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

News Round-Up: Kathleen Hall Jamieson on the Republican presidential debates, and more

Kathleen Hall Jamieson is interviewed by the national news media on the Republican presidential debates, and more: Pens, podiums and parity at candidates’ debate (Reuters, October 18) 5 things learned from GOP presidential debates (USA Today, October 18) Experts: Unclear whether use of Ohio grandma OK(CBS News, October 14) APPC’s FactCheck.org in the news: Santorum