Keeping science fiction out of public policy

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     Vanessa Schipani, science writer for Factcheck.org

    Vanessa Schipani, science writer for Factcheck.org

    During this presidential election year, many look to factcheck.org to determine the “truthiness” of claims made by candidates. Last year, the University of Pennsylvania-based project spun off SciCheck, focusing on false and misleading scientific claims made to influence public policy and voting decisions.

    NewsWorks Tonight’s Dave Heller sat down with Vanessa Schipani, science writer for Factcheck.org, to learn more about the project.

    You can listen to their conversation below.

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