Sharockman

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 presidential promise tracker. 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. Aaron is a 2016-27 Reynolds Fellow at the University of Missouri and co-teaches a class on political fact-checking at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Aaron graduated from Indiana University. 

Email: asharockman@politifact.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Aaron Sharockman

Pants on Fire!

This one was wrong after the election, too.

Mostly False

Wall Street tends to support whoever's in power

Recent stories from Aaron Sharockman

Fact-checking President Donald Trump's Florida rally

President Donald Trump celebrated his administration’s early achievements at a campaign rally Saturday in Melbourne, Fla., while declaring the media "fake news."

Fact-checking the Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders health care debate

Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., debated the future of health care on CNN.

PolitiFact Sheet: The National Security Council ‘shakeup’

We explain the controversy behind Steve Bannon's appointment to the National Security Council. 

Fact-checking fake news reveals how hard it is to kill pervasive ‘nasty weed’ online

Here are some lessons we've learned after several weeks of working with Facebook to help boot fabrications from feeds.

How Fox, MSNBC and CNN are covering the Women's March

Womena and men marched in cities around the world for equal rights Saturday, the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's inaugural address

President Donald Trump delivered a 16-minute inaugural address that emphasized his populist campaign themes, promising to drain the Washington swamp and revitalize manufacturing and the middle class.

Live Twitter feed: The inauguration of Donald Trump

Follow the inauguration of Donald Trump through our live Twitter feed.

Democratic senator: Fixes to immigration system might already be on the books

Gen. John Kelly addressed questions about visa waiver program during his Jan. 10, 2017, Senate confirmation hearing for secretary of Homeland Security.

Support PolitiFact: Join the Truth Squad

We launch a new project asking our readers to contribute to us directly through a membership program called the Truth Squad.

The Trump-O-Meter: Tracking 102 promises made by Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump promised coal jobs in West Virginia and manufacturing jobs in Michigan. He said he would fix the inner city of Baltimore and the airports in New York. He said he would cut taxes and grow the military. Create paid family leave and balance the budget.