The Washington Post created “The Fact Checker” column in 2007 and it has held Democrats, Republicans, and advocacy groups accountable for their claims by awarding “Pinocchios” for false or misleading statements. Glenn Kessler has been editor and chief writer of “The Fact Checker” since 2011 and has worked at The Washington Post since 1998. Salvador Rizzo is a reporter for “The Fact Checker” and Meg Kelly is a video editor and reporter for “The Fact Checker.” The team in 2019 earned an honorable mention in the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting.
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