Poynter: Behind the scenes with PolitiFact and its choice for ‘Lie of the Year’

Poynter: Behind the scenes with PolitiFact and its choice for ‘Lie of the Year’. “Most of you likely know what PolitiFact is. If not, it’s the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others on its Truth-O-Meter. For the past 12 years, it has sifted through all the lies told over the course of a year and come up with THE lie of the year. So how did PolitiFact decide that this year’s lie of the year was about the coronavirus? Why wasn’t it false claims about a so-called rigged presidential election? What other lies were also considered as the lie of the year?”

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