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American Media Gets So Much Wrong About The Rest Of The World

Walaa Chahine | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
Walaa Chahine

At a time when the public's trust is in mass media is at its lowest, the mainstream media is getting so much wrong about other cultures. With the focu...

Follow Politifact's Live Fact-Check of Vice-Presidential Debate

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.04.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website PolitiFact will provide live fact checks throughout the vice-presidential  debate on Tuesday. The 9...

Trump Gave Plenty Of Fact-Free Answers At Monday’s Debate

The Huffington Post | John Rieger | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics

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Donald Trump's Fact-Free Zone Was Open For Business As Usual On Debate Night

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics

There’s been an intense focus on fact-checking in the 2016 presidential race lately, and whether or not the truth can be reasserted effectively in w...

Born in the USA

Jonathan Richards | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Fact-Checking The Fact-Checkers

Peter Schwartz | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

Journalism's fact-checking process is supposed to identify errors, or outright lies, by presenting clear, undeniable facts that contradict someone's statement. Instead, however, the process has become a means of blurring the line between fact and opinion -- between easily demonstrable truths and more abstract, more challengeable viewpoints.

Fact-Checking Donald Trump's Immigration Speech

FactCheck.org | Marina Fang | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. In Donald Trump’s anticipated speech on illegal immigration, he said “the facts aren’t known...

A Reminder That Donald Trump Did Not Oppose The Iraq War From The Very Beginning

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics

As part of his campaign’s foreign policy agenda, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump regularly says he spoke out against the Iraq War from its inc...

Donald Trump Has Had a Really Bad Week (And it's Just Tuesday): A Fact Check

Michael Duga | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Michael Duga

It is ironic that Trump referred to the "47 percent" during Romney's campaign.

Donald Trump Oversells Mike Pence's Economic Record

FactCheck.org | Marina Fang | Posted 07.17.2016 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Donald Trump introduced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate July 16, but, in doing so, o...

Playing a science-based video game? It might be all wrong

The Conversation US | Posted 07.04.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

Playing 'Spore' is a good way to explore evolution. 'Spore' screenshotBy Alex Leith, Michigan State University You look down from the sky, manipulati...

Politifact Is All Wrong About Clooney-Clinton Fundraiser

Liam Miller | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Liam Miller

Recently, Politifact's fledgeling Punditfact re-rated George Clooney's claim that "The overwhelming amount of money that we're raising is not going to Hillary (Clinton) to run for president... It's going to the congressmen and senators to try to take back congress."

Here's A Powerful Strategy For Calming Your Anxious Mind

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 03.28.2016 | OWN

There are plenty of reasons to turn to meditation to help alleviate your stress, but if that doesn't seem like your thing, positive psychology researc...

Fact-Checking The Fourth Democratic Debate

FactCheck.org | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics

This post originally appeared on FactCheck.org. Summary The three Democratic presidential candidates made misleading claims on health care, energy and...

Fact-Checking The State Of The Union Speech

FactCheck.org | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

Summary President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address came up short of the facts on several topics: He embellished his record on jobs, c...

Donald Trump's Campaign Doesn't Care That His New Ad Is Wildly Inaccurate

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

On Monday, the campaign of real estate mogul Donald Trump released its first TV ad, relying on heavy fear-mongering against Muslims and immigrants, a ...

Pants on Fire?: Fact-Checking Mehdi Hasan's Head-to-Head with Ram Madhav

Parth Parihar | Posted 01.01.2017 | Home
Parth Parihar

Have you seen Mehdi Hasan's Head-to-Head with Ram Madhav? As expected, the hard-hitting interview generated heated debate on the true nature of India...

Donald Trump Dominates List Of 2015's Biggest Lies

FactCheck.org | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. It’s been a banner year for political whoppers — and for one teller of tall tales in par...

Fact-Checking The Third Democratic Debate

FactCheck.org | Marina Fang | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. The Democratic candidates met for the third time, and stretched the facts again: Former S...

Ted Cruz Distorts Study To Claim That The 'Majority Of Violent Criminals Are Democrats'

FactCheck.org | Marina Fang | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Sen. Ted Cruz misrepresented an academic study when he claimed that the “overwhelming majority o...

Sleep Really Is Important For Political Decision-Making

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living

The pre-election behavior of politicians is not exactly restrained. And New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is known to stoop to some pretty extreme le...

Fact-Checking The Second Democratic Debate

FactCheck.org | Marina Fang | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Summary The three Democratic presidential candidates faced off on a Saturday night, and made sever...

Why Hillary Clinton's Claim That The Economy Does Better Under Democrats Is A Bit Shaky

FactCheck.org | Marina Fang | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Hillary Clinton says the U.S. economy does better with a Democrat in the White House, cit...

Donald Trump's 6 Worst Predictions

The Huffington Post | Oliver Noble | Posted 09.25.2015 | Entertainment

Donald Trump is well-known for making unsubstantiated claims, but just how much of what the outspoken mogul says is patently false may still surprise ...

How Much Economic Power Do Dads Have?

Josh Levs | Posted 09.03.2016 | Business
Josh Levs

False claims and inaccurate statistics about modern families abound. Many of these focus on dads, the most misunderstood part of the modern family. Mainstream media is filled with headlines and references to surveys that get fathers completely wrong.