The American Press Institute published two new studies that it said are "a cause for optimism that fact checking in journalism can lead to a better-informed public."
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
Hillary Clinton cited data from the World Economic Forum to present a misleading picture of U.S. performance on gender pay disparity compared with other countries around the world.
A report by Consumer Reports magazine on bacteria and antibiotics found in frozen shrimp — 94 percent of which is imported in the United States — prompted Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., to issue a statement warning of “more imports flooding in from Vietnam and Malaysia” because of the pending 12-nation Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal will make it harder for Food and Drug Administrators to do their jobs.
The mayoral runoff debate raised questions Monday night when candidate John Suthers spoke out about crime and the conditions of those arrested in the southeast portion of Colorado Springs.
It appears to be real.
Greg Abbott steps into the conspiracy theory.
Amid heightened scrutiny over the Clinton Foundation’s finances, the organization’s acting chief executive recently released a statement in a blog post acknowledging “mistakes” in filing tax forms. Here's a closer look at one of those claims.
A closer look at a claim from the "Clinton Cash" book.
Checking the claim that "Affordable Care Act regulations are reducing small business wages by at least $22.6 billion per year."
It's an oversimplification at best.
One of Martin O’Malley’s favorite stump speech lines is about the drop in crime rates in Baltimore when he was the city’s mayor.
It's a real picture, inaccurately described.
Man acknowledges that he created rumor to see if the partisan press would bite.
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."