Articles from December, 2016

The top 10 most viewed fact-checks of 2016

We've posted more than 1,100 fact-checks related to the 2016 presidential race. Here are the most popular.

From Russia with love. Was Trump campaign in touch with foreign government?

John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's former campaign chairman, suggested that the Trump campaign and Russia were in contact. What has Moscow said? 

Fact-checking the integrity of the vote in 2016

President-elect Trump's tweets about a rigged election, reports of Russian interference, and a fraught Electoral College vote all undercut trust in a core American tradition -- elections.

Fighting back against fake news

We’re teaming up with Facebook to help readers better sort out fact from fiction on their social media feeds.

2016 Lie of the Year: Fake news

PolitiFact's 2016 Lie of the Year is: fake news.

2016 Lie of the Year Readers’ Poll results

Defending champion Donald Trump takes silver in the 2016 Lie of the Year Readers' Choice Poll. Who won first place? 

Looking back at Lie of the Year

Ahead of announcing our 2016 Lie of the Year winner, we look back at the claims that took the award in the past.

In context: “Dreamers” and background checks

Republian Congressman Steve King suggests some "Dreamers" include drug smugglers, and that they also qualify for deportation relief program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

How Pizzagate went from fake news to a real problem for a D.C. business

An Internet conspiracy theory leads a N.C. man to bring a gun into a Washington pizzeria looking for answers.

Lie of the Year 2016: Readers' Choice poll

PolitiFact will soon announce our Lie of the Year -- the most significant falsehood of 2016, as chosen by our editors and reporters. We're also inviting readers to vote for the Readers' Choice award.

Russia and its influence on the presidential election

One of the most pervasive narratives of the presidential race was that Russian President Vladimir Putin was trying to upend the election — in a way that helped President-elect Donald Trump.