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PolitiFact; fact-checking and promise-tracking

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In times of dodgy media, it’s wonderful to see a site that does simple, straightforward fact-checking of politician’s comments. I’ve been visiting Politifact for years now, and you should too. In fact, I’d love to see a German or European counterpart. Maybe it even would serve as a role-model for a science-in-the-media fact-checker.

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Heinrich says:
05/18/2012

well, why would we need such a site?
– we still have a press that’s close to functional
– our politicians lie, too, but at about an order of magnitude less “false”

d maas says:
05/20/2012

True…
Does feel a bit of a slippery slope, though – Europe following in USA’s footsteps.

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