FactCheck.org Back in Contention For the Webbys

April 21, 2021 /

FactCheck.org has again been nominated for Webby Awards in the category for Websites and Mobile Sites: News & Politics. As always, you can help us…

SciCheck Video: How Viral Deceptions Spread

March 11, 2021 /

In this video, SciCheck reviews a case study of how misinformation spreads online. The video looks at how InfoWars, a conspiracy theory website, distorted the…

Mailbag: Minimum Wage Increase

March 9, 2021 /

A reader sent us comments on our article on President Joe Biden’s statements about increasing the federal minimum wage. In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature…

SciCheck Video: The Facts About Fauci and Masks

February 16, 2021 /

In this video, we explain how accumulating scientific evidence ultimately led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to change its guidance on the wearing…

SciCheck Video: Don’t Confuse the Virus with the Disease

February 3, 2021 /

In this video, available in English and Spanish, we explain the distinction between virus and disease: The virus SARS-CoV-2 can lead to illness with the…

FactChecking the Georgia Senate Runoffs

January 4, 2021 /

Two months after Election Day, control of the U.S. Senate in the 117th Congress comes down to two races in Georgia on Jan. 5. None…

Our Most Popular Posts in 2020

December 31, 2020 /

As 2020 draws to an end, we present the 10 most popular stories on our website this year. Seven of the 10 were about the…

Primer on Trump’s Visit to Georgia

December 5, 2020 /

For the first time since Election Day, President Donald Trump will stage a political rally — traveling to Valdosta, Georgia, to campaign on Dec. 5…

Viral Voting Misinformation

November 4, 2020 /

Several posts on social media have made false or misleading claims alleging voter suppression and voting fraud across the United States. Below is a roundup…

Mailbag: Biden’s Claymont Childhood Home

November 2, 2020 /

This week, a reader sent us a comment about our article on social media posts that misquoted former Vice President Joe Biden as saying he…