Sharockman

Aaron Sharockman is the executive director of PolitiFact, the largest fact-checking organization in the United States. Aaron leads the growth and development of PolitiFact, manages its outreach and news partnerships, and oversees new initiatives and product development. Aaron has been with PolitiFact since 2010 and served most recently as the editor of PunditFact, a website dedicated to checking claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers and the hosts and guests of talk shows. Aaron was a 2016-17 Reynolds Fellow at the University of Missouri and taught a class on political fact-checking at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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Recent stories from Aaron Sharockman

How unusual is the turnover among top Trump administration officials?

Even by the atypical standards of the Trump administration, recent days have featured an unusually large upheaval in key administration personnel.

PolitiFact announces health news fact-checking partnership with Kaiser Health News

The partnership will be a resource to health care consumers and other newsrooms as they decipher claims made by politicians. 

In context: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questions Michael Cohen during the House Oversight Committee

In recent years, members of Congress have been criticized for grandstanding during hearings instead of eliciting new information. After Cohen’s hearing, one of the newest Democrats was widely praised for using her time ask pointed questions about Trump’s financial statements: freshman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

Roses are red, violets are blue, PolitiFact loves truth, what about you?

If you start or re-up your commitment to PolitiFact this Valentine's Day, we'll send you an "I love facts" sticker. What better way to show your love for truth in politics?

Photo of Covington students in black paint at a basketball game goes viral. Here's what we know

The viral photo of Covington Catholic fans is real. The circumstances may not be what they appear.

PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year: Online smear machine tries to take down Parkland students

Together, the lies against the Parkland students in the wake of unspeakable tragedy were the most significant falsehoods of 2018. We name them PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year.

It's #GivingNewsDay! Every dollar you donate to PolitiFact is now tripled

This is big. Thanks to a generous donation from one of our supporters, every dollar you donate to PolitiFact now through Dec. 31 is tripled.  

PolitiFact is not biased -- here’s why

We explain our mission and methods, both to answer those who make the charge against us, and for our supporters when confronted by naysayers.

Fact-checking the CNN Florida governor's debate between Ron DeSantis, Andrew Gillum

Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum met for their first debate on CNN on Oct. 21, 2018. Here's how they fared on the facts.

Georgia’s 'exact match' law and the Abrams-Kemp governor's election, explained

The battle over pending voting registrations is playing out amid a close race for the governor’s office between an African-American woman, former State House leader Stacey Abrams, and a white man, Brian Kemp, the top official overseeing elections in the state.