fact checking

In a Stanford study, fact checkers were the best at spotting propaganda and fake news.
The diarist is the real deal, her editors at Refinery29 insist. But as a former diarist myself, I have some hard truths to reveal.
The popular debunking site claims it's being held hostage.
I'm being bombarded with emails asking to sign petitions and join rallies and sometimes I haven't a clue about the organization
Politicians skilled in the psychology of persuasion can take advantage of our thinking errors to manipulate us. Unless we are paying attention, we are highly likely to be influenced by their appeals to these flawed patterns of feeling and thinking, and make biased political decisions.
It's important our voices are heard, but more important that we're making an actual difference in people's lives, while working toward the unity, inclusiveness and education we want for our country. It's time to get to work.
With members of a major party disowning their Presidential candidate, it is tempting to forgo a trip to the polls this November
How candidates say things matters just as much as whether they stuck to the facts.
The formation of informed public opinion requires a scrutinized public discourse. In political debates, fact checking by the moderator, assisted in one way or another by a panel of fact checkers, is the closest approximation to such a discourse and should be an integral part of the debates.
Now logic is a more difficult thing to analyze than factual truth or falsehood, and those consuming such analysis require a certain facility with logic and argumentation in order to follow along. But what a wonderful thing it would be if there was an audience large enough to support just one web site offering such a service.
Those who seek out fact-checks are usually more knowledgeable about politics to begin with.
Well, the first presidential debate is a done deal, and as always I like to quickly type out my own personal reactions before reading everyone else's, to give you an opinion uninfluenced by the herd mentality of the rest of the media.
When a politician ends almost every sentence with "believe me"... don't! He's probably lying. The majority of the time that Trump speaks, he is not telling the truth.
With the presidential debate just a couple of weeks away, Lauer's performance serves as a teachable moment for the moderators as they prepare for the mammoth event. First, though, let's examine why Lauer was so roundly criticized.
What if a team of professional fact-checkers were employed to check each candidate's assertions during the half-hour, finishing during the break, after which the moderator is supplied with the results?