More than 13,000 fact-checks later, PolitiFact celebrates 10-year mark

Bill Adair still remembers the moment when he realized his idea to fact-check politicians could turn into something big. It was before PolitiFact launched in 2007, when Tampa Bay Times Web developer Martin Frobisher created the first design of the website's home page. "I looked at it and it was so different and so clear to people that came to it what we were doing," Adair said Tuesday. More than 13,000 fact-checks later, PolitiFact is one of the largest fact-checking organizations in the world, known for its six Truth-O-Meter ratings ranging from True to Half True to Pants on Fire. Veterans of … >>More stories from National


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