Lilly Maier, an intern for PolitiFact's national staff for Fall 2013, was a student at American University. Originally from Europe, she switches between writing in English and German.
Other publications include the Huffington Post and the Austrian daily newspaper Kurier. Previously, Maier worked for German and Austrian magazines, including News, Presse and Die Stadtspionin ("Cityspottergirl").
In 2007, she founded a bimonthly European youth magazine, Schnipsel ("papercuts"), that was awarded with funding by the European Union.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Lilly Maier
"FACT: Repealing Obamacare would be easier than repealing Prohibition."
Recent stories from Lilly MaierThe 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.Would repealing Obamacare be easier than repealing Prohibition?
Amending the Constitution is usually toughter than passing laws. But when it comes to Obamacare, things get a bit more complicated.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.Viral Facebook post says Obamacare fines to be seized from bank accounts
A Facebook post claims a man tried to "opt out" of Obamacare, was fined $4,037 through automatic bank deductions, and threatened with a home lien and driver's license suspension. The reality: the law doesn't allow for those penalties. Pants on Fire!Syrian rebels include extremists, but how many?
Will U.S. aid in Syria's civil war benefit the nation's moderates, or factions of al-Qaida? Lawmakers' estimates aren't easy to confirm.
Has Russia vetoed even simple U.N. press releases about Syria?
That’s probably true. But independently confirming it is another matter.
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