FactCheck.org Director Eugene Kiely met with a dozen international journalists in February through a U.S. State Department tour aimed at debunking misinformation.
FactCheck.org has brought on two experienced journalists to increase its 2020 campaign coverage, especially in swing states, and intensify efforts to debunk online deception.
In 2019, President Donald Trump again dominated the FactCheck.org "whoppers of the year" list of falsehoods and distortions on a variety of topics, including impeachment-related claims.
FactCheck.org and Hearst TV Inc. are partnering for the 2020 campaign season. Hearst will feature FactCheck.org's work on Hearst’s television and radio stations and websites.
A fact-checking article by FactCheck.org that prompted a retraction and an apology was voted “Best Correction Obtained” and honored at the Global Fact 6 Awards in Cape Town, South Africa.
NBC's Denver TV station, KUSA, was presented with the 2019 Cronkite/Jackson Prize for Fact-Checking Political Messages at the Cronkite Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
FactCheck.org honored Penn undergraduate research fellow Corey Berman with the inaugural Brooks Jackson Undergraduate Fellowship Award.
The news literacy game NewsFeed Defenders, developed by APPC and iCivics, has been named a finalist in Fast Company's 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards.
For the sixth straight year, FactCheck.org won the Webby Award as the best news and politics site from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
KUSA 9News won the 2019 Brooks Jackson Prize for Fact-Checking Political Messages, one of the Walter Cronkite Awards announced by USC's Norman Lear Center and APPC.