This week’s Fact-checking Summit, building an International Assn of Fact-Checkers– SO Helpful!! I Love the whistle-blowing, finger-pointing, Mammy Yokum alert names-! 🙂
Pants on fire! 4 Pinocchios! Insane Whopper!
note to self: Bookmark this page!!
- Michelle Amazeen, Asst Prof, Rider University.
- Bill Adair, PolitiFact founder, now Duke U Prof,
on global rise of fact checking.
From the Washington Post, 13 June 2014:
Here’s a quick list I pulled out. See the Video links & Share!! Please Comment & Add Your Favorites: 🙂
- FactCheck.org, US started in 2003, U Penn’s
Annenberg Public Policy Center.
- PolitiFact, US Tampa Bay Times, since 2007. Pants on fire! comes from them. 🙂
- Fact Checker, US Washington Post, since 2007.
- FullFact, UK, fact checks media & politicians —
& newspapers corrections!
- StopFake, Ukraine, puncturing myths &,exposing Russian propaganda in social media.
- AfricaCheck, South Africa, & a guide for identifying fakes and hoaxes online, welcome contributions from readers
- FactCheckEU, Belgium, monitors European parliamentarian statements , welcome contributions from readers.
- Chequeado, Argentina , enlists crowd-sourcing, & its own statistics database, since government data is suspect.
See their cool Video (Click on “CC” for subtitles.)
- ABC Fact Check, Australia, appears regularly on the Australian version of PBS. (example video)
- La Pagella Politica, Italy, has a Friday evening show,
with 1 million viewers.
- Fact Check Georgia, Georgia, TV spots: (translated)–see “I am breathing & as you can see, perfectly alive!“
- MorsiMeter, Egypt, a bold effort to track Morsi’s 64 “first 100 days” promises (got 10 of 64), now-ousted.
- RouhaniMeter, Iran, tracked campaign promises of former president Hassan Rouhani.