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Fact-checking Alabama newsmakers: PolitiFact holds forum tonight in Mobile

Having trouble sorting out fact from fiction on the Internet, on cable TV or in Washington?

Reporters with the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website PolitiFact are collaborating with Reckon by AL.com to vet claims by Alabama newsmakers over the next year.

The project is part of an effort to extend fact-checking to more conservative cities including Tulsa, Oklahoma and Charleston, West Virginia.

Reporters with the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website PolitiFact are collaborating with Reckon by AL.com to vet claims by Alabama newsmakers over the next year.

Staff members of PolitiFact will be at the Mobile Public Library tonight at 6:30 p.m. to explain how they sort out facts from fiction on a daily basis, and how Alabama readers will be able see those fact checks at AL.com and the Press-Register.

In this 90-minute forum, you’ll learn more about PolitiFact’s process and history, get some tips on how you can fact-check the claims you see, and get a chance to ask fact-checkers anything that’s on your mind.

PolitiFact has published more than 13,500 fact-checks since its launch in 2007, rating claims by politicians and pundits on a scale of "True" to "Pants on Fire" false.

Admission tonight is free. For more information, please call 208-7097.

Roy Moore, left, and Luther Strange. (AL.com file photos)

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