Every day of the week, are flooded with misinformation. But, it’s really nice to have politifact.com, factcheck.org and snopes.com doing their job in fact checking.
Case in point from Trump:
My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before….
7:56 AM – Aug 9, 2017
I thought this would deserve a “Pants on Fire” from politifact.com, but they just pur it in the FALSE statement. Everyone seems to have caught this one, because it can take years to add to the nuclear arsenal.
But other lies take some investigation, and the folks at these organizations really are great. Trump has made 302 statements (60%) considered mostly false, false or pants on fire category, far surpassing Obama’s 150 statements (26%) according to politifact.com. Now Obama was president for 8 years so perhaps this is 20 false statements a year, while Trump is average is closer to a lie every day.
But every day, they catch people in high places making all sorts of unsupported claims. It doesn’t matter if who they are, it is what they say.
But, these organizations depend on individual contributions. You can donate to these groups by going to their website, and making an online contribution. An informed public is vital to the democratic process. A public which has been fed lies, loses the ability to make informed decisions.