The San Diego Fact Check is inspired by the highly successful Politifact run by the St. Petersburg Times in Florida.

We have adapted many of PolitiFact’s ideas but decided not to focus solely on politics. Instead we aim to subject statements of fact from all sectors to an analysis and then determine which of the following categories best fit them:

The Fact Check may add or change the categories as we go through this process and learn from it. Please share your ideas on how to improve it by emailing

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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