Funke

Daniel Funke is a staff writer covering online misinformation for PolitiFact. He previously reported for Poynter as a fact-checking reporter and a Google News Lab Fellow, and has worked for the Los Angeles Times, USA Today and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. When he’s not chasing down online hoaxes, the University of Georgia graduate can be found cycling to your local brewery.

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Fact-checking the seventh Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren split sharply at the seventh Democratic presidential primary debate in Des Moines over a CNN story

After Iran’s strike on two air bases housing US troops, false photos and videos spread online

We fact-checked some of the top bogus Iran-related images and videos circulating on social media.

Fact-checking misinformation about Iran and a US military draft

Misinformation about conscription related to a potential war with Iran is making the rounds on social media.

Top 10 fact-checks of 2019

Our 10 most clicked-on fact-checks of the year included statements about President Donald Trump, former Vice President Joe Biden and a perennial favorite about pensions for Congress.

10 of the most popular Facebook fact-checks of 2019

2019 was a big year for viral falsehoods on social media.

Lie of the Year 2019: Donald Trump’s claim whistleblower got Ukraine call 'almost completely wrong'

Since the Sept. 26 release of the whistleblower complaint about his call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump has insisted more than 80 times that the whistleblower’s account is fake, fraudulent, incorrect, "total fiction," "made up," and "sooo wrong." Despite what Trump claims, the whistleblower got the call "almost completely" right.

7 questions about the Trump and Ukraine impeachment hearings, answered

PolitiFact readers asked us several questions related to the impeachment inquiry and public House hearings.

What we know about the Politico story at the heart of a Ukraine conspiracy theory

PolitiFact has previously reported on the similarities and differences between Ukrainian and Russian election meddling. But we decided to take a closer look at the Politico story to outline what it does — and doesn’t — show about Ukraine’s involvement in 2016.

Here’s how to fact-check your family at the Thanksgiving dinner table

Thanksgiving is a time for political arguments with your relatives.

Disinformation targets Republicans who criticize Trump or support the impeachment inquiry

For Republicans, the choice on social media is clear: support the president or get smeared.