Accuracy in Media

Google Partners with Fact-Checking Network to Combat Fake News

Google is beefing up its efforts to fight fake news by partnering with the International Fact-Checking Network at the Poynter Institute. According to their website, the network is a nonpartisan organization committed to promoting excellence in fact-checking and building a community of fact-checkers around the world. The partnership with the network will focus on three […]

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Why does the Associated Press Fact Check Trump, Trump’s Cabinet but didn’t Fact Check Obama?

Hindsight is 20/20, but the question looms large: Why did the Associated Press start fact-checking Donald Trump and his cabinet appointees (such as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s recent comment on historical black colleges and universities and school choice) and did not fact check Obama or any of his cabinet secretaries? We checked the Associated Press’s […]

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Facebook Partners with Liberal Organizations to Stop Fake News

Facebook announced yesterday that they are partnering with several organizations to try and stop the spread of fake news that has become so pervasive on the Internet. The organizations—ABC News, the Associated Press, FactCheck.org, Snopes and Politifact—all have one thing in common—they all lean left. Not a conservative or middle of the road fact-checking organization […]

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Another NPR Fact Check Caveat: Partial Birth Abortions aren’t Common, so It’s Ok

Excusing partial-birth abortion is a thing, apparently, at NPR. This is from their fact-check from last night’s presidential debate: Very few of the millions of abortions performed each year involve dilation and extraction, which is called “partial-birth abortion” by opponents. These are abortions performed after 20 weeks. It would be extremely unusual, if it is […]

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Trump was Right on the Heroin Problem in America

NPR fact-checked Trump’s statement on America’s heroin overdose problem, and he was right: The Drug Enforcement Administration says the threat posed by heroin in the United States has increased since 2007. Heroin is available in larger quantities, used by a larger number of people, and is causing an increasing number of overdose deaths. In 2014, […]

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Final Presidential Debate Fact Check: Hillary Clinton Compared DC v Heller Decision to Toddlers Shooting Selves with Guns

The Heller decision was not about child safety regarding guns, which was what Hillary Clinton insinuated in last night’s presidential debate. The Heller case was about a special policeman having a permit to store a handgun in his own home. This is how Hillary Clinton responded to a point on the Heller decision: Well, I was upset because […]

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NPR Cites Planned Parenthood’s Internal Figures to Prove They Aren’t an Abortion Provider

Isn’t that unusual to cite an organization’s own internal numbers and use that as the sole source? That’s what NPR did during last night’s presidential debate surrounding Planned Parenthood and the abortion topic: According to Planned Parenthood’s own numbers, about 9 percent of its services are cancer screenings. An additional 42 percent of its services […]

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Fact Check: NPR uses ‘Anti-Abortion’ Moniker to Describe the Pro-Life Movement

This from their fact-check of last night’s final presidential debate, regarding Donald Trump’s pro-life statements: This has been a major reason many evangelicals and other social conservatives have cited for supporting Trump, despite the misgivings many express about his character, language and temperament. Trump has set up an advisory council of anti-abortion-rights groups in an apparent […]

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October 2017

10/30/2017 - Google Partners with Fact-Checking Network to Combat Fake News

March 2017

3/1/2017 - Why does the Associated Press Fact Check Trump, Trump’s Cabinet but didn’t Fact Check Obama?

December 2016

12/16/2016 - Facebook Partners with Liberal Organizations to Stop Fake News

October 2016

10/20/2016 - Another NPR Fact Check Caveat: Partial Birth Abortions aren’t Common, so It’s Ok

10/20/2016 - Trump was Right on the Heroin Problem in America

10/20/2016 - Fact Checking NPR’s Final Presidential Debate Fact Check: Yes, Chicago has Strict Gun Laws

10/20/2016 - Final Presidential Debate Fact Check: Hillary Clinton Compared DC v Heller Decision to Toddlers Shooting Selves with Guns

10/20/2016 - NPR Cites Planned Parenthood’s Internal Figures to Prove They Aren’t an Abortion Provider

10/20/2016 - Fact Check: NPR uses ‘Anti-Abortion’ Moniker to Describe the Pro-Life Movement

10/14/2016 - Google News Launches Fact Check Feature—Just in Time for Election

10/13/2016 - The Bias Buzz Podcast- Trump Crushes Clinton in Second Debate, Biased Debate Fact Checking, Clinton Campaign Mocks Catholics, Wikileaks and More

10/13/2016 - The Liberal Media has a Bad History with Fact-Checking: Mitt Romney’s ’47 Percent’ Comment was Right After All

10/12/2016 - Bias Buzz: What You Need to Know about the Election between Trump and Clinton

10/11/2016 - ABC News #Debate Fact Check: 14 of 16 Fact Checks were of Trump’s Statements

10/11/2016 - CNN #Debate Fact-Check: Trump Fact-Checked 18 of 24 Times, Clinton 6 Times

10/11/2016 - NBC News Fact-Checked 24 Statements and 21 of Them were Made by Trump

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