Politico: US local papers to syndicate fact-checking site PolitiFact

PolitiFact, the fact-checking website developed by US paper the St Petersburg Times and used during last year’s US presidential campaigns, will reportedly announce a major syndication deal with local newspapers.

The Pulitzer-prize winning site uses reporters and editors from the Times to fact-check statements made by senior politicians, lobbyists and interest groups in the US and rank the on a Truth-O-Meter. Barack Obama’s campaign promises are also being measured.

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