Wednesday, December 14, 2016 |
PolitiFact California is celebrating a year of fact-checking claims and statements by politicians and beyond.
And it has been a busy first year.
The team has dealt with a presidential election featuring dozens of misstatements by the candidates. The proliferation of “fake news” stories across the web and hyperbole in ballot measure ads ensured no shortage of work.
PolitiFact editor Angie Holan joins us to discuss their "Lie of the Year" and experience fact-checking the presidential candidates.
PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols and Capital Public Radio Chief Content Officer Joe Barr discuss the inaugural year of the Golden State division of fact-checkers.