Monthly Archives: June 2019

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Fact-checking the first Democratic debate (night 2)

Here's a round-up of 14 claims from the second round of the first Democratic presidential debate of 2020.

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Fact-checking the first Democratic debate (night 1)

Here's a round-up of 13 claims from the first Democratic presidential debate of 2020.

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A guide to fact checks of candidates seeking the Democratic nomination

We've been tracking the favorite claims of Democratic hopefuls. Here's what's wrong — and what's right.

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How many migrants show up for immigration court hearings?

Vice President Pence said 90 percent skip them, but even the Justice Department’s preferred metric shows half that rate: 44 percent.

How to spot manipulated video, from The Post’s Fact Checker

The Internet is increasingly populated with viral fake videos — spread by politicians, advocacy groups and everyday users. We set out to develop a universal language to label manipulated video.

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Introducing The Fact Checker’s guide to manipulated video

Here's a road map to understanding -- and labeling -- different types of misleading and false video.

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Do Mexican drug cartels make $500 billion a year?

We found a parade of estimates from $5 billion to $39 billion, but none of them comes close to $500 billion.

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A tale of two Trump announcement speeches

President Trump announced he was running for office almost exactly four years ago. His 2020 announcement exemplified how dramatically his economic rhetoric has evolved.

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Joe Biden’s claim that ‘almost half’ of Americans live in poverty

We surveyed several leading researchers on poverty, and almost all agreed Biden was including people who are not poor.

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Fact-checking President Trump’s reelection campaign kickoff

Phony numbers on trade. Unfounded claims about immigrants. False statements about special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation. You know, the usual.

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