Friday, March 27th, 2015

500 Truth-O-Meter rulings -- and counting

PolitiFact Rhode Island marks a milestone today -- our 500th Truth-O-Meter ruling.

When The Providence Journal began our partnership with PolitiFact.com in June 2010, few in Rhode Island had heard of the organization, and few other news organizations had formal fact-checking operations.

More than four years later, PolitiFact has become a verb in the Ocean State, as in "I’d better be careful what I say or they might ‘PolitiFact’ me.

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Rulings from PolitiFact National

The Latest from PolitiFact Rhode Island

Create an anonymous tip line for pay disparity

False

What about the aborted flat tax and revised estate tax?

Mostly False

Most don't qualify for benefits that high

 Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity
Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity

"Common welfare programs give income of $43,330 or $20.83 an hour."

Mostly True

Citizenship requirements for voting grew over time