Spotting Bogus Claims

Take a look at your inbox. All those chain emails riddled with suspicious political claims. And what about social media? Odds are, those claims are bogus. Learn how to spot the “Key Characteristics of Bogusness.”

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Senate Battles – October 2014

With midterm elections coming in November, FlackCheck.org takes a closer look at some of the common patterns of deception in political advertising.

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Midterm Deceptions – September 2014

With midterm elections coming in November, FlackCheck.org takes a closer look at some of the common patterns of deception in political advertising.

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President Obama’s Executive Overreach

Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte and Democratic Rep. Xavier Becerra make misleading statements about executive overreach on Fox News Sunday.

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The Proposed Minimum Wage Increase – May 2014

FlackCheck.org takes on some misleading claims regarding potential job loss and President Obama’s proposed minimum wage increase.

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White House Pay Gap

Does the White House pay its female employees less than male employees in comparable positions? FlackCheck.org breaks down this repeated claim.

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The Facts on Obamacare Claims – April 2014

FlackCheck.org addresses misleading claims regarding the Affordable Care Act from conservative group Americans for Prosperity as well as President Obama.

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Video Wire: March 2014

FlackCheck.org sifts through the claims and counter-claims and offers some facts about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

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Video Wire: February 2014

FlackCheck.org offers a fact check on a popular — but inaccurate — Republican talking point regarding a recent CBO report.

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