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PolitiFact started in 2007 as a one-of-a-kind idea that no one was sure would work. Full-time fact-checkers covering the presidential election through an online, database-driven website. A gimmicky meter with different colors and a fiery .GIF. People couldn’t say our name, and politicians didn’t return our calls. But readers loved it. More than nine years and 13,000 fact-checks later, PolitiFact continues to experiment with new forms of accountability journalism. We launched promise-tracking projects like the Obameter and, just today, the Trump-O-Meter. We created a curation of the best fact-checking around the Web, called Beyond the Truth-O-Meter. We created partnerships with … >>More stories from National


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