It's not always a statement by a politician that spins the Truth-O-Meter into action.
There are plenty of claims going viral via social media that drew the attention and scrutiny of PolitiFact Georgia in 2014.
Below are some of our favorite memes of the year.
The scribes at PolitiFact Georgia are finishing up another year of fact checks. Here's a look at the year, by the numbers.
The fact-checking scribes at PolitiFact Georgia are often viewed as heartless Grinches, callously outing falsehoods by politicians and other powerbrokers.
Truth be told -- and that’s our mission -- the folks we fact-check often turn out to be correct.
So in the spirit of the season, as 2014 winds down, we look back at some of our favorite True ratings for the year.
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Abbreviated versions of our fact checks are below. Full versions can be found at www.politifact.com/georgia/.
There are times when a little additional context or clarification can add to the accuracy of a statement.
PolitiFact calls those claims Mostly True. Below is a sampling of some of 2014's top Mostly True statements from Georgia politicians.
Tuesday's midterm elections will have repercussions for months and years to come.
PolitiFact Georgia takes a moment to look back at key issues in the two big races, for governor and U.S. Senate.
It's Election Day in the Peach State.
Before you head to the polls to cast your vote in some of the most closely battled and closely watched races in years, get a quick PolitiFact Georgia primer.
Republican David Perdue's business record and Democrat Michelle's Nunn's ties to President Obama have become the most talked about claims in Georgia's effectively tied U.S. Senate race. We look at the facts behind the talking points.
Georgia's economy and how it spends or doesn't spend tax dollars have become hot rhetoric in the neck-and-neck governor’s race between incumbent Republican Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter.
The fight between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue in Georgia's Senate race is intensifying.
A recent exclusive Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll shows the race is so tight, it is within the margin of error. PolitiFact Georgia has followed the race closely for months. Several recent fact checks are below.
Which political party controls the U.S.. Senate could hinge on Georgia's battle for the seat being left open with Saxby Chambliss' retirement.
Voters, and fact checkers, got a long look at GOP nominee David Perdue after the nine-week runoff campaign that ended last month.
Democrat Michelle Nunn found herself in the spotlight shortly after that vote, with the accidental leak of a 144-page strategy memo from her campaign.
Below are some of the fact checks connected to that memo and Nunn's bid for the seat.