Man acknowledges that he created rumor to see if the partisan press would bite.
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
Of course not; more fake news.
A case of good intentions gone awry.
Not a single one? Not quite.
Hillary Clinton says “more than half the nations in the world" have no laws on domestic violence. But the U.N. reports that 125 countries -- two-thirds of all nations -- had such laws as of April 2011.
Advocates want to call attention to a problem and big numbers of course attract media attention. But these guesstimates remain too shaky to be cited without a healthy dose of skepticism.
Though there are correlations between marijuana use and other drugs, there is no conclusive evidence that one actually causes the other. The science on this topic is far from settled.
The truth behind the "Intolerant Jackass Act."
President Obama’s request for enhanced congressional authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade deal for the Pacific Rim, has divided Democrats in Congress. Appearing on MSNBC, Sen. Sherrod Brown argued the case against the deal by quoting a Republican, former President George H. W. Bush, as saying that a $1 billion trade deficit would mean 13,000 lost jobs. But is it accurate?
Fact-checking is a measurably effective tool for correcting political misinformation and increases the audiences' political knowledge. It is also growing at a dramatic rate.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made a couple of economic claims at a recent forum in New Hampshire that may seem startling at first -- until placed into context.
A statistic from the 2012 campaign reemerges for 2016.
The Republican National Committee chairman says Hillary Clinton paid women in her Senate office less than men. But annual salary data provided by the Clinton campaign show median salaries for men and women in Clinton’s office were virtually identical.
Description is mostly accurate, but leaves out caveats.
Are environmentalists to blame for the water shortage in California?
President Barack Obama says that 2014 was “the planet’s warmest year on record.” But that's not entirely accurate.
A closer look at one of Hillary Clinton's Democratic presidential challengers.
Did the Clintons charge the Secret Service rent to house the security detail protecting their home in Chappaqua, N.Y.?
Another look at a recurring rumor.
To cite this 1-to-7 ratio as a definitive impact of the White House’s proposal on early education programs is a stretch, and lacks significant context.