Accuracy in Media

Washington Post Launches “Truth Teller” App

On Tuesday The Washington Post launched the prototype of its new news app “Truth Teller,” which aims to fact check speeches in as close to real time as possible. The development of the app was made possible with funding from the Knight Foundation’s Prototype Fund and took three months to build. The Post decided to […]

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New York Times Public Editor Embraces Facts

The New York Times new public editor, Margaret Sullivan, used her first column to let readers know that she thinks fact checking is a good idea. Sullivan wanted to clear the air after her predecessor, Arthur Brisbane, created a firestorm in January when he questioned whether or not it’s possible to be objective and fair […]

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Washington Post Hires New Fact Checker

The Washington Post announced that starting this month it will have a new fact checker. From Fishbowl DC In a memo addressed to staff this afternoon, WaPo announces they are getting a new fact checker. It is Glenn Kessler, a veteran diplomacy correspondent who has been on his beat for nine years. The memo says […]

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January 2013

1/30/2013 - Washington Post Launches “Truth Teller” App

September 2012

9/6/2012 - New York Times Public Editor Embraces Facts

June 2012

6/20/2012 - Obama Biographer Maraniss Says He Wrote His Book As a Historian, Not a Fact Checker

January 2011

1/1/2011 - Washington Post Hires New Fact Checker