Reality Check

Reality Check

Vets the truthfulness of claims and measures the efficacy of public policy

Friday, Jun 12, 2015 at 07:33 PM PDT

Drought Conditions Could Spread Disease

Drought Conditions Could Spread Disease

This week Governor Brown said that extreme drought could lead to the spread of disease. Is that fair warning or fear mongering? Sam Brock investigates.

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015 at 07:24 PM PDT

Soda Warning Could Go Flat on Its Own, Expert Says

Soda Warning Could Go Flat on Its Own, Expert Says

Will San Francisco's new sugary beverage warning label be effective in cutting back on consumption of high-calorie drinks? Sam Brock investigates.

Monday, Jun 1, 2015 at 02:06 PM PDT

Link between STDs, "Hookup Apps" Needs Stronger Evidence

Link between STDs, "Hookup Apps" Needs Stronger Evidence

A Rhode Island Department of Health report blames the rise in STDs in that state to the use of "hookup apps" like Tinder and Grindr. But is that conclusion supported by the facts? Sam Brock investigates.

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 07:51 PM PDT

Oakland Protest Permit Policy May be Constitutional

Oakland Protest Permit Policy May be Constitutional

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf implemented a new permit requirement for protesters marching in the streets at night. Is this a violation of the constitutional right to free speech and assembly? Sam Brock...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 07:29 PM PDT

Toilet is Worst In-Home Water Waster

Toilet is Worst In-Home Water Waster

Homeowners across the state are looking to make cuts to in-home water use, but what household appliances are the worst water wasters? Sam Brock investigates.

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 04:05 PM PDT

Paul's Senate Speech Not a Filibuster

Paul's Senate Speech Not a Filibuster

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke for ten-and-a-half hours before the Senate on Wednesday in protest against renewal of the Patriot Act. But was it a filibuster like he claims? Sam Brock investigates.

ABOUT REALITY CHECK

Using a combination of interviewing, analysis and investigative research – Reality Check vets the truthfulness of claims and measures the efficacy of public policy. Sam Brock’s approach to reporting is to take no claim as fact without substantiating its accuracy and let the numbers do the talking.
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