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PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that examines the statements made by American political figures and pundits. It is run by the Tampa Bay Times (formerly the St. Petersburg Times). PolitiFact was launched in 2007, a project of longtime political reporter Bill Adair (who left the site in 2013) and web developer Matt Waite. According to Waite,…

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Lydia Tomkiw    June 2, 2014
Barely 90 days after launch, StopFake is reaching 1.5 million unique visitors a month and bringing social media verification to a conflict being fought both on land and online.
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Joseph Lichterman    March 18, 2014
The site, backed by the Agence France-Presse Foundation, is starting in South Africa but hopes to spread elsewhere.
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John Wihbey    June 26, 2013
The rise and fall of a narcotweeter, how to build an online community, and when fact-checking backfires: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
PolitiFact editor Bill Adair in the "Star Chamber"
Caroline O'Donovan    April 9, 2013
The PolitiFact founder, headed to a professorship at Duke, reflects on the fact-checking boom and talks about preparing the next generation of journalists.
PolitiFact editor Bill Adair in the "Star Chamber"
Andrew Phelps    August 21, 2012
As Bill Adair’s fact-checking enterprise turns five, PolitiFact is responding to criticism and adding a little structure to how it decides what’s True, Pants on Fire, or somewhere in between.
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Andrew Phelps    July 12, 2012
Dan Schultz’s BS-detection software really works, but there are a lot of technology issues — and people issues — getting in the way of a mainstream product.
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch addresses a session of the World Economic Forum in Davos
Mark Coddington    February 17, 2012
Plus: Where tech journalism is headed, the AP’s newest copyright battle, news sites’ advertising struggles, and the rest of this week’s media/tech news.
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Mark Coddington    January 27, 2012
Plus: Postmortem analysis of the SOPA/PIPA fight, more discussion on truth vigilantes and iBooks, and the rest of the week’s big stories in journalism and tech.
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Mark Coddington    January 6, 2012
Plus: The generation gap behind the SOPA conflict, a rough couple of weeks for the New York Times, and the rest of must-reads in media news.
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Walter Frick    January 5, 2012
A modest proposal for a new way to structure and assess the claims we make — and the conclusions we draw — in the digital space.
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Mark Coddington    December 23, 2011
Plus: A look at the world of news in 2011 and 2012, a SOPA update, and the rest of this week’s news and commentary in journalism and technology.
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Andrew Phelps    November 22, 2011
A graduate student at the MIT Media Lab is writing software that can highlight false claims in articles, just like spell check.