Aaron Sharockman

Executive director

Aaron Sharockman is the executive director of PolitiFact. Aaron oversees PolitiFact’s operations, development and revenue, assists in our journalistic mission, manages our state partnerships and lead efforts to develop new products for PolitiFact users. He also helps coordinate some of our special products, including our debate coverage and our media appearances. Aaron has been with PolitiFact since 2010 and served most recently as the editor of PunditFact, a website dedicated to checking claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers and the hosts and guests of talk shows.


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Disclaimer: Running is NOT a Zika prevention method

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Recent stories from Aaron Sharockman

Fact-checking claims the Clintons stole $200k in furniture, china and artwork from White House

An old complaint about Hillary Clinton, stemming from her days as first lady, is making a comeback during her run for the presidency.

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John Oliver cites PolitiFact on Nevada convention on 'Last Week Tonight’

The comedy show educates its audience with humor on the convoluted way the major parties select nominees for president.

Fact-checking ‘Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight’

The YouTube video has been watched more than 7 million times since January. What does it get right? What does it get wrong?   Fact-checking claims about the Nevada convention chaos  

Malaria: A PolitiFact sheet

Malaria killed over 400,000 people last year -- most of them were children. President Barack Obama singled out this disease in his 2016 State of the Union Address, saying American leadership could make a huge difference.

Now it's easier to share the facts

We are working with the Duke Reporters' Lab on a new widget that provides readers a way to share fact-check articles and spread them virally across the Internet.

Africa Check debunks HIV stat

Zimbabwe Today vastly inflated how many African girls 15-24 are HIV+. New! See our fact-checks about Zika

PolitiFact Sheet: What you need to know about Proposition 123

Headed to the polls to vote on Proposition 123 May 17? Here’s your guide to the critical ballot measure.

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s top adviser, and his ties to pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine

Paul Manafort, the adviser hired by Donald Trump to add stability and institutional know-how to Trump’s often scattershot presidential campaign, has long and deep reported ties to pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine. With the help of a visiting Ukranian journalist, we explore Manafort's connections to the Eastern European country.

Fact-checking Ted Cruz on 'Meet the Press'

Sen. Ted Cruz is using this week’s pivotal Indiana primary to make a last stand of sorts against Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. New! We asked a Ukranian journalist to look into Paul Manafort's work for pro-Russian politicians there