Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Falsehoods about Ebola are PolitiFact's 2014 Lie of the Year. (Reuters)

The Lie of the Year: Exaggerations about Ebola

The emergence of Ebola in the United States sparked a political and media frenzy, but many of the claims made were far from accurate. Collectively, they are PolitiFact's 2014 Lie of the Year.
 

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