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Michele Bachmann inspired Factcheck.org to discredit lies about science

Four years ago, Michele Bachmann slammed Rick Perry—then the governor of Texas—for his executive order mandating HPV vaccinations. “I’m a mom of three children,” Bachmann said during a GOP presidential debate.

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The Science version of FactCheck!

From the people who brought you FactCheck (you know, for when you want to double check the validity of what politicians are saying), they now bring you… 54 more words


New fact checking websites of interest to skeptics

Over at the INSIGHT blog on Monday, I wrote about how newsrooms and journalism non-profits are increasingly building tools that are of use to skeptics. This is happening because the rise of viral misinformation (driven by social media) has made fact-checking and debunking a key need for journalists. 678 more words


Election campaigns still need fact-checkers

It happens occasionally but it needs to be a regular part of the election process. With so many misstatements, falsehoods and insults, our campaigns are more an embarrassment than an opportunity to learn about candidates’ beliefs. 128 more words


Westaby Web Moment: Web site creates negative ads against Abraham Lincoln

Political attacks began in our country very early: Thomas Jefferson is known to have been the backroom support for scurrilous pamphlets against John Adams in the 1800 presidential campaign. 262 more words


Is your news neutered, impotent and obselete?

In America today most news is distributed by large corporations. Is this a bad thing? Does this effect how journalists report the news? And ultimately, does this change how you see the world, and what you care about? 542 more words