Fact-checking fake news on International Fact-checking Day

Move over internet hoaxes and fake news, it’s time for International Factchecking Day. This year, fact-checkers around the world are taking a stand in favor of facts. We’ve declared April 2 — the day after April Fool’s Day — as International Fact-checking Day. It’s our way of proclaiming the need for strong evidence and solid facts in journalism and everyday life. To ring in the new holiday, PolitiFact conducted a "fact-check-a-thon" on fake news where we examined the pervasive claims from around the country with our partners at the PolitiFact state sites. Let’s jump in. California In March, internet posts … >>More
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