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PolitiFact will begin fact-checking posts, and publish rulings, on Medium

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Political spin may become a thing of the past on Medium, the blogging platform popular with candidates. PolitiFact, the fact-checking arm of the Tampa Bay Times, will soon start sifting through posts by politicians — and publishing rulings — on Medium, as a way to “bring voters the truth.” Medium, launched in August 2012 by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, has become increasingly favored in political circles as a place to share content and promote analysis longer than 140 characters. Many White House…

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Bill Day’s latest: ScottBlock super-SPF for Sunshine Week

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Welcome to government in the Sunshine Week! Instituted by the American Society of News Editors, Sunshine Week is a national initiative focusing attention on the importance of transparency and pitfalls of government working in the shadows. The program first began March 2005 with grants from the nonprofit John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, an organization dedicated to excellence in journalism and community engagement. Since Florida is the “Sunshine State,” open and transparent government in Tallahassee should be a natural. Not quite,…

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