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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…

Looking back at Lie of the Year

PolitiFact’s editors and reporters award the Lie of the Year to the most significant falsehood or exaggeration of the past 12 months. Here’s a look back at the past seven years of "winners." 2015: The campaign misstatements of Donald Trump…

2016 Lie of the Year Readers’ Poll results

The entire 2016 election has won this year’s reader competition for most significant falsehood. President-elect Donald Trump, 2015 Lie of the Year winner and defending champion of last year’s reader poll, finished in second place with his Pants on Fire…

2016 Lie of the Year: Fake news

Ignoring the facts has long been a staple of political speech. Every day, politicians overstate some statistic, distort their opponents’ positions, or simply tell out-and-out whoppers. Surrogates and pundits spread the spin. Then there’s fake news, the phenomenon that is…

Lie of the Year 2016: Readers' Choice poll

PolitiFact will soon announce our Lie of the Year — the most significant falsehood of 2016, 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…