As the primary season plays out, the factual accuracy of political campaign ads is the focus of FactCheck.org, a nonprofit run by the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
FactCheck.org is a nonpartisan advocate for voters that “reduces the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.” The website monitors factual accuracy of the statements made by major U.S. political players in a variety of forums.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, spoke with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller to take the measure of this campaign cycle.
Jamieson says FactCheck is a way for those who are just learning about the political system to better understand the individual claims.
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