The Spread of Fake News Has Had Deadly Consequences in Mexico. Meet the People Trying to Stop It.
After an incorrect report spread on WhatsApp, a mob lynched two men in Acatlán de Osorio, Mexico. Fact-checkers came in and tried to uncover the truth of what happened.
Is There a Good Way to Fact-Check Public Figures in Real Time?
A recent goof by the Associated Press indicates that real-time fact-checking still doesn't exactly know what it's doing.
Anatomy of a Fact: When Is the 'Bismarck Tribune' a Better Source Than the 'New York Times'?
Anatomy of a Fact is a recurring series exposing how the Pacific Standard research and fact-checking process works.
Fact-Checking Trump's Plan for the Opioid Epidemic
President Donald Trump spoke for several minutes on Tuesday about drug addiction in America. Pacific Standard annotated his speech.