Fact-checking Twitter feeds offer new way to follow 2016 campaigns
New Reporters’ Lab feeds track false claims, all checks of Clinton and Trump
By Erica Ryan – August 25, 2016 | Print this article
The Duke Reporters’ Lab has created three new Twitter feeds to help voters keep up with fact-checking during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The Twitter feeds feature fact-checks from three partner sites: PolitiFact, The Washington Post’s Fact Checker and FactCheck.org. All three are part of the Share the Facts project, an effort to expand the reach of fact-checkers using a shareable widget that summarizes their conclusions.
The feeds allow you to follow fact-checks of both major party presidential candidates, as well as falsehoods from across the political spectrum:
Share the Falsehoods (@sharefalse): This feed automatically tweets a Share the Facts widget any time a claim is determined to be:
- False or Pants on Fire (PolitiFact)
- Four Pinocchios (The Washington Post’s Fact Checker)
- False (FactCheck.org)
Share Trump Facts (@share_trump): This feed includes all fact-checks of Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Share Clinton Facts (@share_clinton): Like the Trump feed, this account will update with all fact-checks of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
These three new Twitter feeds join the main Share the Facts Twitter account (@sharethefact) and the project’s Facebook page in offering easy ways to find and share fact-checking.