Tag: 2017

The Trump team’s falsehoods of 2017

President Donald Trump made many inaccurate statements in 2017. His White House team seems to be following in his footsteps when defending him. Some of Trump’s staffers have made the argument that it is valid to use inaccurate facts to…

2017 Lie of the Year Readers’ Poll results

President Donald Trump calling "the Russia thing" a "made-up story" has overwhelmingly won the reader competition for most significant falsehood of 2017. It is the same falsehood selected by PolitiFact for Lie of the Year. The first runner-up was a…

Lie of the Year 2017: Readers' Choice poll

PolitiFact will soon announce our Lie of the Year — the most significant falsehood of 2017, as chosen by our editors and reporters. We're also inviting PolitiFact readers to vote for the Readers' Choice award. Vote using the ballot below or…

Obama Didn’t Attend G-20 in 2017

Q: Did former President Barack Obama follow President Donald Trump to the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany? A: No. That claim was made on websites that don’t “make any warranties” about the reliability of their information. FULL QUESTION I read…

FactChecking Science Claims in 2017

Two years ago, the Stanton Foundation provided us with the funding to launch SciCheck — a fact-checking feature that focuses exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims. We’re happy to announce that SciCheck is now entering its third year with the…

Coming 2017: the Trump-O-Meter!

See Figure 2 on PolitiFact.com See Figure 1 on PolitiFact.com A lot of you have asked, so we won’t hold back the news any longer: Yes, absolutely, we’ll be tracking the campaign promises of Donald Trump. Meet the Trump-O-Meter. The…