PolitiFact Digital Operations Manager
Becky Bowers directs digital operations for PolitiFact's national, state and international sites and mobile products — and sometimes, just for fun, writes and edits for PolitiFact.
Bowers has worked since 2002 for the Tampa Bay Times, formerly the St. Petersburg Times, as a copy editor, wire editor, copy chief, business graphics reporter, online business editor, deputy business editor, deputy government & politics editor and PolitiFact staff writer.
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Recent stories from Becky BowersTop 10 most fact-checked people on the Truth-O-Meter
Curious about who -- other than President Barack Obama -- has been fact-checked on the Truth-O-Meter most often? We were, too. So we created a list.Mobile Truth-O-Meter, now just 99 cents Top 10 most fact-checked people on the Truth-O-Meter
President Barack Obama’s 500th fact-check inspired us to compile a list of the people we’ve fact-checked the most.PolitiFact Virginia introduces the Macker-Meter
Gov. Terry McAuliffe, take heed: If you promised it during your campaign, PolitiFact Virginia will track it.Fact-checking health care: a year-end report
The launch of healthcare.gov and the continuing debate about the health care law gave us a lot to fact-check in 2013.Fact-checking guns: A year-end report
In 2013, the aftermath of events like the Newtown, Conn., school shooting and the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida put a national spotlight on the guns debate.The year in social media claims, from True to Pants on Fire
Many claims went viral this year. Only a few of them were entirely accurate.The most interesting reactions to the 2013 Lie of the Year
From Twitter to The Late Show with David Letterman, we got plenty of interesting comments about our naming "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it" the 2013 Lie of the Year.Giving thanks for True statements
As you prepare to break bread, we break down 10 statements from the past year that we found to be topical, entertaining or both. They all earned a True rating on the Truth-O-Meter.Flip-flopping on the filibuster
Senate Democrats went forward with a "nuclear option" to defuse Republican opposition to President Barack Obama’s nominees. We found a lot of switching sides from where the debate was back in 2005, when the shoe was on the other foot.
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