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PolitiFact
Quotes Michelle Obama as saying, "White folks are what’s wrong with America."
2019-01-03
https://www.politifact.com/facebook-fact-checks/statements/2019/jan/03/facebook-posts/did-michelle-obama-once-say-white-folks-are-whats-/
Pants on Fire
Facebook posts
2019-01-01
PolitiFact
Says Facebook shut down a "Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day."
2018-04-23
https://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2018/apr/23/ted-cruz/ted-cruz-correct-facebook-shut-down-chick-fil-appr/
Half True
Ted Cruz
2018-04-11
PolitiFact
"We haven’t given up anything other than … I agreed to meet."
2018-06-12
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2018/jun/12/fact-checking-donald-trump-singapore-north-korea/
Will military drills end?
Donald Trump
2018-06-12
FactCheck.org
"BREAKING: 2 Democrat Congressmen On ISIS Payroll Arrested For Treason."
2017-10-26
https://www.factcheck.org/2017/10/no-isis-arrests-congress/
False
Various websites
2017-09-03
PolitiFact
The "Dallas Cowboys can’t put a sticker on their helmets for the 5 police officers who were killed."
2016-09-01
https://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2016/sep/01/james-woods/james-woods-says-dallas-cowboys-cant-honor-dead-of/
True
James Woods
2016-08-27
PolitiFact
Tom Suozzi raised taxes "by hundreds of millions of dollars" as Nassau County executive.
2016-09-23
https://www.politifact.com/new-york/statements/2016/sep/23/national-republican-congressional-committee/suozzi-passed-major-tax-hikes-nassau-county/
True
National Republican Congressional Committee
2016-08-10
PolitiFact
"Corporate entities are paying a lot less taxes this year then they have in the past. Part of that is from a loophole in a bill that was passed in 2015."
2017-03-13
https://www.politifact.com/missouri/statements/2017/mar/02/kip-kendrick/kendrick-mostly-right-about-reduced-corporate-tax-/
Mostly True
Kip Kendrick
2017-01-20
Washington Post
"Violent crime is now going down for the first time in a long while.”
2019-02-15
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/02/15/trumps-false-claim-that-violent-crime-hasnt-gone-down-long-while/
Four Pinocchios
Donald Trump
2019-02-13
PolitiFact
"Some of the safest communities in the United States are along the border."
2017-05-17
https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2017/may/17/jorge-ramos/jorge-ramos-border-communities-some-safest-country/
Mostly True
Jorge Ramos
2017-05-12
PolitiFact
"For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about - No action!"
2017-09-07
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2017/sep/07/what-did-trumps-tweet-about-daca-recipients-mean/
Multiple ways to evaluate
Donald Trump
2017-09-07
PolitiFact
Kate Steinle's shooter "came back and back over the weakly protected Obama border"
2017-12-18
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2017/dec/18/Donald-Trumps-misleading-claims-in-Kate-Steinle/
Mostly entered before Obama
Donald Trump
2017-12-01
PolitiFact
The financial regulatory bill [Dodd-Frank] "will kill jobs."
2016-07-15
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/jan/21/mike-pence/mike-pence-says-dodd-frank-financial-regulation-bi/
Mostly False
Mike Pence
2010-07-15
PolitiFact
Says he and Bernie Sanders have "very similar" views on trade
2016-07-27
https://www.politifact.com/north-carolina/statements/2016/jul/27/donald-trump/donald-trump-says-he-and-bernie-sanders-are-very-s/
Mostly True
Donald Trump
2016-07-25
PolitiFact
Photo shows a shark swimming on a freeway in Houston.
2017-08-28
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/aug/28/blog-posting/there-are-no-sharks-swimming-streets-houston-or-an/
Pants on Fire
Internet rumors
2017-08-28
PolitiFact
Says Beto O’Rourke irresponsibly "voted against" Hurricane Harvey "tax relief."
2018-08-29
https://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2018/aug/29/ted-cruz/ted-cruz-says-beto-orourke-voted-against-tax-relie/
Mostly True
Ted Cruz
2018-08-28
PolitiFact
"We balanced the budget with the 1997 Balanced Budget Act, and ultimately had four consecutive balanced budgets."
2016-07-15
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jan/27/newt-gingrich/newt-gingrich-revises-claim-balanced-budgets-impro/
Mostly True
Newt Gingrich
2012-01-26
PolitiFact
"Trump just gave every working, legal man, woman and child in the USA $612 each!"
2017-02-28
https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2017/feb/28/blog-posting/trump-did-not-give-every-working-american-612-thro/
Pants on Fire
Bloggers
2017-02-14
PolitiFact
Says "5 out of 10" GOP candidates don’t live in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.
2019-04-25
https://www.politifact.com/north-carolina/statements/2019/apr/25/stony-rushing/rushing-right-half-nc9-republicans-dont-live-distr/
True
Stony Rushing
2019-04-09
PolitiFact
Iran has "violated the terms of the (nuclear) deal."
2017-06-14
https://www.politifact.com/georgia/statements/2017/jun/14/karen-handel/iran-complying-nuclear-deal-yes-small-hiccups/
Mostly False
Karen Handel
2017-06-08
PolitiFact
"Woman says she was offered big money by Washington Post to accuse Roy Moore of misconduct."
2017-12-11
https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2017/dec/11/evening-world/fake-news-about-washington-post-and-roy-moore-accu/
Pants on Fire
Bloggers
2017-11-13
Washington Post
"83 percent of that tax cut goes to the top 1 percent, the richest people in this country."
2018-11-14
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/11/14/does-trump-tax-cut-give-percent-benefits-top-one-percent/
Two Pinocchios
David Cicilline
2018-11-11
FactCheck.org
"I think you probably saw the CBO report about the cost of the shutdown. $11 billion is their estimate."
2019-01-31
https://www.factcheck.org/2019/01/hoyer-inflates-cbos-shutdown-cost-estimate/
Not the Whole Story
Rep. Steny Hoyer
2019-01-29
PolitiFact
"Congress quietly repealed the McCarran Warner Act of 1952 forbidding Muslims from holding office."
2019-04-02
https://www.politifact.com/facebook-fact-checks/statements/2019/mar/27/facebook-posts/no-congress-didnt-repeal-law-bars-muslims-holding-/
False
Facebook post
2019-03-27
PolitiFact
Says President Donald Trump’s proposal to allow Americans to buy health insurance across state lines would make it the same as "the way you buy car insurance" today.
2017-03-23
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/mar/23/mike-pence/discussing-health-care-mike-pence-wrong-about/
False
Mike Pence
2017-03-19
PolitiFact
"For the last 10 years, our economy has grown at less than 2 percent on average every single year for 10 years. We have not had a decade like that in a century in America."
2017-10-31
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/oct/31/james-lankford/lankford-overstates-slow-growth-past-100-years/
Half True
James Lankford
2017-10-22
Washington Post
"Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems, and played up by the media, in order to mask the big election defeat and the illegal leaks!"
2017-10-11
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/06/01/every-russia-story-trump-said-was-a-hoax-by-democrats-a-timeline/?utm_term=.00a9c65f4a3c
Not the whole story
Donald Trump
2017-02-26
FactCheck.org
Claims that former Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke referred to seniors and wounded veterans as "garbage."
2019-02-18
https://www.factcheck.org/2019/02/orourke-didnt-trash-seniors-and-veterans/
False
Viral memes
2018-12-29
FactCheck.org
“Jim Renacci’s been a lobbyist even while in Congress.”
2018-06-01
https://www.factcheck.org/2018/05/a-lobbyist-in-congress-not-exactly/
Not the Whole Story
Sherrod Brown
2018-05-18
PolitiFact
"Women in our state will continue to have cost-free access to reproductive health care"
2017-10-23
https://www.politifact.com/new-york/statements/2017/oct/21/andrew-cuomo/state-birth-control-rule-doesnt-cover-all-insuranc/
Mostly True
Andrew Cuomo
2017-10-06
Washington Post
“No, you're wrong" that stop and frisk was ruled unconstitutional in New York.
2016-09-28
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/09/28/trumps-false-claim-that-stop-and-frisk-was-not-ruled-unconstitutional/
Four Pinocchios
Donald Trump
2016-09-26
FactCheck.org
"We'll have almost 30 sites off the [Superfund priorities] list this year," which has "almost never been done."
2018-04-10
https://www.factcheck.org/2018/04/pruitts-tall-tale-on-toxic-cleanups/
False
Scott Pruitt
2018-04-04
PolitiFact
Says Dean Heller helped "craft a partisan repeal bill that also would have slashed coverage protections for people with pre-existing conditions."
2018-06-13
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/jun/13/jacky-rosen/did-nevadas-heller-back-bill-cut-pre-existing-cond/
Half True
Jacky Rosen
2018-06-08
PolitiFact
"When @ScottWalker told firefighters we didn’t need to worry about Act 10, we said hell no, we stand with working Wisconsinites everywhere."
2018-03-07
https://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2018/mar/07/mahlon-mitchell/first-response-was-applaud-walker-recognizing-fire/
Mostly False
Mahlon Mitchell
2018-01-17
PolitiFact
Political activists are "being paid" to protest members of Congress.
2017-02-27
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/feb/27/louie-gohmert/protesters-are-paid-disrupt-town-hall-meetings-goh/
False
Louie Gohmert
2017-02-21
PolitiFact
Say Gretchen Carlson said, "The 2nd Amendment Was Written Before Guns Were Invented."
2017-07-24
https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2017/jul/24/blog-posting/no-gretchen-carlson-didnt-say-2nd-amendment-writte/
Pants on Fire
Bloggers
2017-06-15
Washington Post
“Then he’s groveling again. You know I always talk about the reporters that grovel when they want to write something that you want to hear but not necessarily millions of people want to hear or have to hear.”
2017-01-26
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/01/25/trumps-absurd-claim-the-2012-pew-report-researcher-was-groveling/
Four Pinocchios
Donald Trump
2017-01-25
PolitiFact
Probably one out of every two households in Oklahoma has a gun."
2018-03-02
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/mar/02/tom-cole/tom-cole-half-oklahoma-homes-have-gun/
Mostly True
Tom Cole
2018-02-28
PolitiFact
"Black Lives Matter, who are attacking law enforcement officers" -- Barack Obama "had them to the White House."
2016-12-02
https://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2016/dec/02/sean-duffy/donald-trump-backer-sean-duffy-links-attacks-polic/
Mostly False
Sean Duffy
2016-11-17
Washington Post
“Under their leadership we’ve created 15 million new private-sector jobs."
2016-08-22
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/08/22/clintons-misleading-citation-of-15-million-jobs-under-obama/
Three Pinocchios
Hillary Clinton
2016-08-15
PolitiFact
"We have the lowest percentage of Americans actually holding a job in 40 years."
2016-07-19
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/jul/18/jeff-sessions/jeff-sessions-says-lowest-percentage-americans-are/
Mostly True
Jeff Sessions
2016-07-18
PolitiFact
Says John Podesta "refused to give the DNC server to the FBI and the CIA. Disgraceful!"
2017-07-11
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/jul/11/donald-trump/did-john-podesta-deny-cia-and-fbi-access-dnc-serve/
False
Donald Trump
2017-07-07
PolitiFact
"We are seeing kids who are healthier."
2016-10-28
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/oct/28/hillary-clinton/clinton-says-kids-are-healthier/
Half True
Hillary Clinton
2016-10-27
PolitiFact
Says Tony Evers "wants to cut Wisconsin's prison population in half, a dangerous plan that today would mean releasing thousands of violent criminals back into our communities."
2018-09-21
https://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2018/sep/21/scott-walker/tony-evers-supports-cutting-prison-population-50-r/
Half True
Scott Walker
2018-09-12
PolitiFact
"Black women make only around 63 cents while Native American women earn 58 cents, and Hispanic women make just 54 cents in comparison to every dollar a man makes."
2019-05-16
https://www.politifact.com/west-virginia/statements/2019/may/16/west-virginia-democratic-party/fact-checking-median-pay-black-hispanic-women/
Mostly True
West Virginia Democratic Party
2019-04-02
FactCheck.org
“Stormy Daniels Announces Plans To Run For President”
2018-06-22
https://www.factcheck.org/2018/06/stormy-daniels-didnt-announce-2020-campaign/
False
Various websites
2018-06-19
Washington Post
“During the course of 2008, over 120 superdelegates switched their quote-unquote allegiance in that process."
2016-05-05
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/05/05/the-sanders-campaigns-phony-math-on-superdelegates/
Four Pinocchios
Jeff Weaver
2016-05-02
PolitiFact
"In the state legislature, I supported Second Amendment rights."
2016-10-06
https://www.politifact.com/missouri/statements/2016/oct/06/jason-kander/kander-supported-second-amendment-while-office/
Mostly True
Jason Kander
2016-09-15
PolitiFact
Says "Donald Trump says climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese."
2017-04-11
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/jun/03/hillary-clinton/yes-donald-trump-did-call-climate-change-chinese-h/
Mostly True
Hillary Clinton
2016-06-02
PolitiFact
Says Donald Trump once suggested that he “would try to negotiate down the national debt.”
2016-09-27
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/sep/26/hillary-clinton/hillary-clinton-says-donald-trump-has-said-he-woul/
Mostly True
Hillary Clinton
2016-09-26
PolitiFact
Says Evan "Jenkins has the same positions on the issues as Joe Manchin: supporting Hillary (Clinton), supporting cap-and-trade, supporting Planned Parenthood, many tax increases."
2017-11-06
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/nov/06/patrick-morrisey/do-joe-manchin-and-evan-jenkins-support-clinton-ca/
Mostly False
Patrick Morrisey
2017-10-12
PolitiFact
Chicago city officials "have adopted an official policy of protecting criminal aliens who prey on their own residents."
2017-08-16
https://www.politifact.com/illinois/statements/2017/aug/16/jeff-sessions/jeff-sessions-stretches-link-criminal-aliens-and-c/
False
Jeff Sessions
2017-08-07
PolitiFact
"Just last May, the Department of Justice inspector general found that these (‘sanctuary city’) policies also violate federal law."
2017-03-30
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/mar/30/jeff-sessions/jeff-sessions-misleads-saying-inspector-general-fo/
Mostly False
Jeff Sessions
2017-03-27
PolitiFact
"There are about as many members of the Armed Forces marching bands as there are American diplomats."
2017-03-31
https://www.politifact.com/global-news/statements/2017/mar/31/nicholas-burns/are-there-more-military-band-members-diplomats/
Mostly False
Nicholas Burns
2017-03-28
PolitiFact
Amazon pays "little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing tremendous loss to the U.S.), and are putting many thousands of retailers out of business!"
2018-03-29
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2018/mar/29/facts-donald-trump-amazon-taxes-usps-retail/
Lacks context
Donald Trump
2018-03-29
Washington Post
"Donald Trump said rescuing the auto industry didn’t really matter very much. He said, and I quote again, ‘Let it go.’ "
2016-10-18
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/10/18/clintons-bogus-claim-that-trump-didnt-want-to-save-the-auto-industry/
Four Pinocchios
Hillary Clinton
2016-10-10
PolitiFact
Child care costs "in some states now exceed the average price tag for college tuition."
2016-09-02
https://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2016/sep/02/donna-howard/donna-howard-says-child-care-some-states-costs-mor/
True
Donna Howard
2016-08-23
PolitiFact
"The border is down 78 percent. Under past administrations, the border didn’t go down -- it went up."
2017-08-03
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/aug/03/donald-trump/false-trumps-claim-about-illegal-immigration-under/
False
Donald Trump
2017-07-28
PolitiFact
"Rep. Paul Gosar asks Capitol Police to arrest illegal immigrants attending State of the Union."
2018-02-01
https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2018/feb/01/usa-train-news/rep-paul-gosar-asks-police-arrest-illegal-immigran/
True
USA Trainnews
2018-01-30
PolitiFact
New York has "the biggest outmigration of citizens of any state."
2017-09-29
https://www.politifact.com/new-york/statements/2017/sep/29/edward-cox/new-york-has-most-people-leaving-other-states-coun/
Mostly True
Ed Cox
2017-09-19
PolitiFact
A study by the National Economics Research Association showed that the deal could cost 2.7 million lost jobs in the U.S. by 2025 should our country adhere to the commitments made by the Obama Administration.
2017-06-21
https://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2017/jun/21/gus-bilirakis/gus-bilirakis-cites-flawed-study-defend-us-wit/
False
Gus Bilirakis
2017-06-13
PolitiFact
Says the United States is in "the worst recovery from an economic recession since World War II."
2016-07-15
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/nov/10/chris-christie/christie-us-worst-recovery-wwii/
Half True
Chris Christie
2015-11-10
PolitiFact
"Western New Yorkers pay some of the highest property taxes in the state."
2017-07-07
https://www.politifact.com/new-york/statements/2017/jul/07/raymond-walter/where-are-property-taxes-highest-new-york/
Half True
Raymond Walter
2017-06-23
PolitiFact
"There is nothing that we have done on Amazon that we have not done with hundreds of other projects."
2018-12-10
https://www.politifact.com/new-york/statements/2018/dec/07/andrew-cuomo/cuomo-said-treatment-amazon-no-different/
True
Andrew Cuomo
2018-11-19
PolitiFact
"We have become an energy exporter for the first time ever just recently."
2017-08-23
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/aug/23/donald-trump/donald-trump-wrongly-says-us-net-energy-exporte/
False
Donald Trump
2017-08-22
PolitiFact
"Marco Rubio made it clear: Not only does he think Donald Trump is a con man, he went on to say he doesn't trust Donald Trump with the nuclear codes."
2016-10-18
https://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2016/oct/18/patrick-murphy/patrick-murphy-right-about-marco-rubio-attacks-don/
True
Patrick Murphy
2016-10-17
The Washington Post
“Very soon we are going to Mars. You wouldn't have been going to Mars if my opponent won, that I can tell you. You wouldn't even be thinking about it.”
2018-03-18
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2018/03/18/president-trumps-false-claim-that-clinton-wouldnt-have-sent-humans-to-mars/
Four Pinocchios
Donald Trump
2018-03-13
PolitiFact
"Black Panthers Just Took Over City (Atlanta) – All Out War On Election Day"
2018-11-06
https://www.politifact.com/facebook-fact-checks/statements/2018/nov/06/blog-posting/pants-fire-claim-armed-black-panthers-atlanta-stre/
Pants on Fire
Right Wing News
2018-11-06
Washington Post
"We’ve lost, over a fairly short period of time, 60,000 factories in our country — closed, shuttered, gone. Six million jobs, at least, gone."
2018-03-26
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2018/03/26/president-trumps-claim-that-china-caused-60000-u-s-factories-to-close/
Two Pinocchios
Donald Trump
2018-03-22
PolitiFact
"Gov. Rick Scott made it illegal for a doctor to ask a patient if they owned a gun, even a mental health professional. This law was so dangerous that a court had to strike it down."
2018-02-22
https://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2018/feb/22/giffords/florida-gov-rick-scott-made-it-illegal-doctors-tal/
Mostly True
Giffords
2018-02-20
PolitiFact
Says Neil Gorsuch "comes down on the side of felons over gun safety."
2017-02-02
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/feb/02/nancy-pelosi/pelosis-misleading-claim-gorsuch-sides-felons-over/
Mostly False
Nancy Pelosi
2017-01-31
PolitiFact
Tuberculosis recently passed "HIV/AIDS as the leading infectious killer globally."
2017-01-13
https://www.politifact.com/global-news/statements/2017/jan/11/nick-seymour/tuberculosis-might-top-hivaids-deadliest-infectiou/
Half True
Nick Seymour
2017-01-07
PolitiFact
Says "Marco Rubio wanted to cut Social Security and Medicare because he said they’re bankrupting our country."
2016-09-16
https://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2016/sep/16/senate-majority-pac/fact-checking-democratic-attacks-marco-rubios-stat/
Half True
Senate Majority PAC
2016-09-14
PolitiFact
"Joe Manchin has a ‘D' rating from the NRA."
2018-09-28
https://www.politifact.com/west-virginia/statements/2018/sep/28/patrick-morrisey/does-joe-manchin-have-d-rating-national-rifle-asso/
Mostly True
Patrick Morrisey
2018-09-07
PolitiFact
Says Russ Feingold broke his 1992 promise to always get the majority of funding from Wisconsin residents.
2016-09-08
https://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2016/sep/07/ron-johnson/feingold-broke-promise-fund-campaign-primarily-sta/
True
Ron Johnson
2016-08-23
PolitiFact
Says Al Jazeera, "a mouthpiece for terrorists, has been paying Jon Ossoff thousands of dollars. ... What is he hiding?"
2017-04-13
https://www.politifact.com/georgia/statements/2017/apr/13/congressional-leadership-fund/attack-ad-ties-jon-ossoff-al-jazeera/
Mostly False
Congressional Leadership Fund
2017-04-05
FactCheck.org
Donald Trump's inauguration "will be the first one that I miss since I’ve been in the Congress."
2017-01-17
https://www.factcheck.org/2017/01/lewis-skipped-bushs-inauguration-too/
False
Rep. John Lewis
2017-01-14
FactCheck.org
"Georgia Becomes First State To Ban Muslim Culture In Historic Move To Restore Western Values."
2018-03-02
https://www.factcheck.org/2018/03/georgia-didnt-ban-muslim-culture/
False
Various websites
2017-11-24
PolitiFact
“Right now, we are one of the highest-taxed nations in the world. Really, on a large-scale basis, we are the highest-taxed nation in the world.”
2017-06-22
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2017/jun/22/fact-checking-nine-things-trump-overstated-got-wro/
Talking point still mixed
Donald Trump
2017-06-21
PolitiFact
"Since we passed tax cuts, over 3 million workers have gotten tax cut bonuses — many of them thousands and thousands of dollars."
2018-01-31
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/jan/30/donald-trump/trump-says-tax-bill-led-bonuses-three-million-work/
Mostly True
Donald Trump
2018-01-30
PolitiFact
Says Nancy Pelosi and Beto O’Rourke were photographed with El Chapo.
2019-02-06
https://www.politifact.com/facebook-fact-checks/statements/2019/feb/06/viral-image/viral-image-falsely-identifies-us-congressman-el-c/
Pants on Fire
Viral image
2019-01-30
PolitiFact
"IDC members also get tons of campaign money from real estate, charter school, and health care lobbyists, some of whom are Republicans with connections to Trump"
2017-11-06
https://www.politifact.com/new-york/statements/2017/nov/05/creative-resistance/progressive-group-accuses-senate-splinter-group-do/
Mostly True
The Creative Resistance
2017-10-24
PolitiFact
"We’ve got dozens of counties around America that have zero insurers left."
2017-08-24
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/aug/24/paul-ryan/ryan-way-obamacare-county-insurance-stat-cnn-town-/
Pants on Fire
Paul Ryan
2017-08-21
FactCheck.org
"Obama's Private 'Security' Company Sets Up Massive Camps Outside 3 Major Cities"
2018-04-30
https://www.factcheck.org/2018/04/obamas-private-military-doesnt-exist/
False
Various websites
2018-04-12
Washington Post
"China will enter the TPP through the back door at a later date. They are watching, they are studying. ... If it is good, they will be there."
2016-06-30
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/06/30/donald-trumps-claim-that-china-will-enter-the-trans-pacific-partnership-at-a-later-date/
Three Pinocchios
Donald Trump
2016-06-28
PolitiFact
In the Paula Jones case, Bill Clinton paid an "$850,000 penalty."
2016-10-27
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/oct/27/newt-gingrich/gingrich-misleading-call-850000-paid-bill-clinton-/
Half True
Newt Gingrich
2016-10-26
PolitiFact
"California wildfires are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren’t allowing massive amount of readily available water to be properly utilized. It is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean."
2018-08-07
https://www.politifact.com/california/statements/2018/aug/06/donald-trump/california-wildfires-made-worse-hot-dry-conditions/
False
Donald Trump
2018-08-05
PolitiFact
The 5-4 decisions the Supreme Court reaches "are going up."
2018-10-12
https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2018/oct/12/stephen-carter/no-5-4-supreme-court-rulings-are-not-rise/
False
Stephen Carter
2018-10-09
PolitiFact
"Navy destroyer strikes a building in downtown Houston."
2017-09-01
https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2017/sep/01/blog-posting/internet-rumor-about-navy-destroyer-hitting-housto/
Pants on Fire
Internet rumors
2017-09-01
PolitiFact
The Russians "tried to hack the Republican National Committee, and they were unable to break through."
2017-01-12
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/jan/11/donald-trump/trump-says-russians-were-unable-hack-republican-na/
Mostly True
Donald Trump
2017-01-11
PolitiFact
“Almost half a million people are still eligible (for DACA), particularly in the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community.”
2016-08-22
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/aug/22/hillary-clinton/clinton-says-almost-half-million-people-still-elig/
True
Hillary Clinton
2016-08-15
PolitiFact
"380 Americans have been killed in 294 mass shootings in 2015 alone."
2016-05-11
https://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2015/oct/08/debbie-wasserman-schultz/how-many-americans-have-been-killed-mass-shootings/
Half True
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
2015-10-02
PolitiFact
Says CNN’s Anderson Cooper stood in a ditch during Hurricane Florence to exaggerate water levels.
2018-09-18
https://www.politifact.com/facebook-fact-checks/statements/2018/sep/18/viral-image/hoax-uses-2008-anderson-cooper-photo-proof-fake-hu/
Pants on Fire
Viral image
2018-09-16
PolitiFact
"We are coming up on our 40th anniversary of electing a Republican to the United States Senate. 1972 was the last time New Jersey sent a Republican to the United States Senate."
2016-07-15
https://www.politifact.com/new-jersey/statements/2012/may/09/chris-christie/chris-christie-said-new-jersey-hasnt-sent-republic/
True
Chris Christie
2012-05-04
FactCheck.org
“Most economists believe that over 70 percent of corporate taxes are paid for by the workers.”
2017-09-07
https://www.factcheck.org/2017/09/benefits-corporate-tax-cut/
Exaggerates
Steven Mnuchin
2017-09-03
Washington Post
“The problem with that particular bill is it became a $50 billion bill that was filled with unrelated pork. Two-thirds of that bill had nothing to do with Sandy.”
2017-08-29
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/08/29/ted-cruzs-claim-that-two-thirds-of-the-hurricane-sandy-bill-had-nothing-to-do-with-sandy/
Three Pinocchios
Ted Cruz
2017-08-28
PolitiFact
Reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program "for six years saves $1 billion" and doing it for 10 years saves $6 billion.
2018-01-24
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/jan/24/nancy-pelosi/nancy-pelosi-correct-renewing-kids-health-program-/
True
Nancy Pelosi
2018-01-18
PolitiFact
"Right now in Ohio 200,000 people are getting opioid treatment because they have insurance under the Affordable Care Act."
2018-04-20
https://www.politifact.com/ohio/statements/2018/apr/20/sherrod-brown/sherrod-brown-credits-obamacare-helping-pay-opioid/
Mostly True
Sherrod Brown
2018-04-09
PolitiFact
California’s Capitol building is "second only to Disneyland," among visitor sites in the state.
2016-05-27
https://www.politifact.com/california/statements/2016/may/27/richard-pan/mickey-mouse-claim-californias-capitol-building-se/
False
Richard Pan
2016-04-07
PolitiFact
"Our bold reforms have Wisconsin’s unemployment rate down to an all-time LOW of 2.9 percent, and the number of people working at an all-time HIGH!"
2018-04-18
https://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2018/apr/18/scott-walker/record-low-unemployment-and-record-high-number-peo/
Half True
Scott Walker
2018-04-04
PolitiFact
"U.S. Steel just announced that they are building six new steel mills."
2018-08-02
https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/aug/02/donald-trump/us-steel-not-opening-six-new-mills-donald-trump/
False
Donald Trump
2018-07-31
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Dataset Card for DataCommons Fact Checked claims

Dataset Summary

A dataset of fact checked claims by news media maintained by datacommons.org containing the claim, author, and judgments, as well as the URL of the full explanation by the original fact-checker.

The fact checking is done by FactCheck.org, PolitiFact, and The Washington Post.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

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Languages

The data is in English (en).

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

An example of fact checking instance looks as follows:

{'claim_author_name': 'Facebook posts',
 'claim_date': '2019-01-01',
 'claim_text': 'Quotes Michelle Obama as saying, "White folks are what’s wrong with America."',
 'review_date': '2019-01-03',
 'review_rating': 'Pants on Fire',
 'review_url': 'https://www.politifact.com/facebook-fact-checks/statements/2019/jan/03/facebook-posts/did-michelle-obama-once-say-white-folks-are-whats-/',
 'reviewer_name': 'PolitiFact'}

Data Fields

A data instance has the following fields:

  • review_date: the day the fact checking report was posted. Missing values are replaced with empty strings
  • review_url: URL for the full fact checking report
  • reviewer_name: the name of the fact checking service.
  • claim_text: the full text of the claim being reviewed.
  • claim_author_name: the author of the claim being reviewed. Missing values are replaced with empty strings
  • claim_date the date of the claim. Missing values are replaced with empty strings
  • review_rating: the judgments of the fact checker (under alternateName, names vary by fact checker)

Data Splits

No splits are provided. There are a total of 5632 claims fact-checked.

Dataset Creation

Curation Rationale

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Source Data

Initial Data Collection and Normalization

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Who are the source language producers?

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Annotations

Annotation process

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Who are the annotators?

The fact checking is done by FactCheck.org, PolitiFact, The Washington Post, and The Weekly Standard.

  • FactCheck.org self describes as "a nonpartisan, nonprofit 'consumer advocate' for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics." It was founded by journalists Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Brooks Jackson and is currently directed by Eugene Kiely.
  • PolitiFact describe their ethics as "seeking to present the true facts, unaffected by agenda or biases, [with] journalists setting their own opinions aside." It was started in August 2007 by Times Washington Bureau Chief Bill Adair. The organization was acquired in February 2018 by the Poynter Institute, a non-profit journalism education and news media research center that also owns the Tampa Bay Times.
  • The Washington Post is a newspaper considered to be near the center of the American political spectrum. In 2013 Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos bought the newspaper and affiliated publications.

The original data source also contains 132 items reviewed by The Weekly Standard, which was a neo-conservative American newspaper. IT is the most politically loaded source of the group, which was originally a vocal creitic of the activity of fact-checking, and has historically taken stances close to the American right. It also had to admit responsibility for baseless accusations against a well known author in a public libel case. The fact checked items from this source can be found in the weekly_standard configuration but should be used only with full understanding of this context.

Personal and Sensitive Information

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Considerations for Using the Data

Social Impact of Dataset

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Discussion of Biases

See section above describing the fact checking organizations.

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Other Known Limitations

Dataset provided for research purposes only. Please check dataset license for additional information.

Additional Information

Dataset Curators

This fact checking dataset is maintained by datacommons.org, a Google initiative.

Licensing Information

All fact checked items are released under a CC-BY-NC-4.0 License.

Citation Information

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Contributions

Thanks to @yjernite for adding this dataset.

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