Monday, November 20, 2017


Aaron Sharockman, Politifact executive director

Aaron Sharockman, Politifact executive director

Aaron Sharockman is the executive director of PolitiFact. Aaron oversees PolitiFact’s operations, development and revenue, assists in our journalistic mission, manages our state partnerships and lead efforts to develop new products for PolitiFact users. He also helps coordinate some of our special products, including our debate coverage and presidential promise tracker. Aaron has been with PolitiFact since 2010 and served most recently as the editor of PunditFact, a website dedicated to checking claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers and the hosts and guests of talk shows. Aaron is a 2016-17 Reynolds Fellow at the University of Missouri and co-teaches a class on political fact-checking at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Aaron graduated from Indiana University.

View from Nomad, a rooftop restaurant overlooking a spice market in Marrakech, Morocco. (Aaron Sharockman |  Times)

Testing the truth from the back of a scooter in Morocco

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Updated: 3 months ago
Developer Donald Trump displays a copy of his net worth during his announcement that he will seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

PolitiFact: The power of fact-checking in a post-truth world

Here's a quick test: Think about how Donald Trump announced he was running for president. Now, do the same for Hillary Clinton.I think most of you probably got one but not the other. We remember Trump and his wife Melania gliding down the Trump...
Updated: 6 months ago