The thought of a "post-truth world" has been on a lot of people’s minds lately. Do facts still matter? Is telling the truth still important?
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As someone who reads our website, you clearly care about facts and how politicians are sometimes spinning reality. At PolitiFact, we’ve spent the past 10 years helping sort out fact from fiction online and in the statements politicians make.
It’s particularly interesting -- and noteworthy -- that one of our most popular stories recently was actually a fact-check we wrote in January 2008, examining whether John McCain caved under torture while a POW in Vietnam. (The answer is: there’s no proof McCain collaborated and claims that he did are Pants on Fire false.)
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