Celebrate with us. PolitiFact turns 12!
Twelve years ago, PolitiFact started as a one-of-a-kind idea that no one was sure would work. Full-time fact checkers covering the presidential election through an online, database-driven website.
People couldn't say our name, and politicians didn't return our calls.
But readers like you loved it. Thanks to the support of our readers, we are still standing strong 17,000 fact-checks later.
To celebrate our birthday, Craig Newmark Philanthropies is matching dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 in individual recurring donations through Aug. 23.
That means if you donate $5 a month, Craig will chip in an additional $60 toward PolitiFact this year.
Will you help us keep chasing down the facts?
With the cascade of wild claims being made on a daily basis, pursuing the truth is costly for a relatively small staff of fact-checkers. You’d be surprised at how much $5 or $10 a month can help.
Thanks again for your continued support!