Fact Check

By Searchlight

This column, in which we fact check claims made by public officials, candidates or others in the news is a project of Searchlight Investigations. According to American Press Institute

Fact checkers and fact-checking organizations aim to increase knowledge by re-reporting and researching the purported facts in published/recorded statements made by politicians and anyone whose words impact others’ lives and livelihoods. Fact checkers investigate verifiable facts and their work is free of partisanship, advocacy and rhetoric.

The goal of fact checking should be to provide clear and professionally rigorously vetted information to consumers so that they may use the facts to make fully cognizant choices in voting elections and other essential decisions.

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