Hollyfield

Amy Hollyfield is the Associate Editor for PolitiFact and the Deputy Managing Editor/Politics & Features for the Tampa Bay Times, overseeing national political coverage, including the Times' bureau in Washington, and PolitiFact, PunditFact and PolitiFact Florida. PolitiFact was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. In addition, Amy oversees features news, Perspective and Floridian magazine. Amy has worked at the Times for 20 years, after previous stints at the Miami Herald and Florida Today.

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Amy Hollyfield

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Recent stories from Amy Hollyfield

The Principles of the Truth-O-Meter: PolitiFact’s methodology for independent fact-checking

Since our launch in 2007, we’ve received many questions about how we choose facts to check, how we stay nonpartisan, how we go about fact-checking and other topics. This document attempts to answer those questions and many more.

The 10 most popular Florida fact-checks of 2017

Fueling our most-clicked fact-checks was an unfounded claim about massive voter fraud in 2008 and a misleading statement from Trump that pre-existing conditions were included in the GOP health care bill. But it wasn’t all politics this year. In September, Florida was menaced by Hurricane Irma and our story debunking myths about hurricane preparedness also made the list.

The top 10 most viewed fact-checks of 2017

During President Donald Trump’s first year in office, nothing drew eyeballs to our site quite like the president’s words.

Who wins and who loses from the tax bill?

As Congress nears passage of a Republican-backed tax bill, there’s been a lot of discussion about who will benefit and who won’t. Here is some data about the winners and losers under the bill.

A look back at Lie of the Year, 2009 to 2016

A look back at Lie of the Year, from 2009 to 2016.

2017 Lie of the Year Readers’ Poll results

We present the 2017 Lie of the Year Readers’ Poll results.

2017 Lie of the Year: Russian election interference is a 'made-up story'

President Trump continually asserts that Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election is fake news, a hoax or a made-up story, even though there is widespread, bipartisan evidence to the contrary.

The media's definition of fake news vs. Donald Trump's

When PolitiFact fact-checks fake news, we are calling out fabricated content that intentionally masquerades as news coverage of actual events. When President Donald Trump talks about fake news, he means something else entirely.

More than 13,000 fact-checks later, PolitiFact celebrates 10-year mark

"When we started PolitiFact, I had the hope, and I think Bill had the hope, that we would inspire other journalists to do more fact-checking," Holan said, "and that has absolutely come true."

10 years of fact-checking: It got easier -- and harder

We reflect on how fact-checking has changed over the course of a decade.