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. Aaron graduated from Indiana University.


The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Aaron Sharockman

Recent stories from Aaron Sharockman

The post-truth election? Comparing 2016 to past elections on the Truth-O-Meter

We've seen the stories -- that 2016 will go down as the post-truth or post-fact election. But is that true?

Did Trump campaign soften platform language to benefit Russia?

Donald Trump has turned heads by having some seemingly nice things to say about Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin.

The top 10 fact-checks at the RNC, DNC

Ten claims from Cleveland and Philadelphia that you'll want to read again.

Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech, annotated

Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech, annotated.

All 227 Hillary Clinton fact-checks

Our many, many fact-checks of Hillary Clinton.

Bill Clinton's DNC speech, annotated

Bill Clinton's DNC speech, annotated.

Live fact-checking the DNC

PolitiFact is live fact-checking the Democratic National Convention.

All 182 Donald Trump fact-checks

Trump has more statements rated Pants on Fire, 30, than the 21 other candidates for president we’ve fact-checked this cycle combined.

A roundup of fake AIDS ‘cures’: Angel Zapper, Garani MW1, Topvein, SF 2000

Fake AIDS "cures" have long been the bane of activists fighting for access to treatment. Some are simply ineffective. Others are out and out dangerous. And all divert people from real treatment.

What Ben Carson said about Hillary Clinton, Saul Alinsky and Lucifer

We look at what Saul Alinsky said about Lucifer.