PolitiFact Missouri is a project of the University of Missouri and PolitiFact to help you find the truth in politics. Reporters and researchers examine statements by Missouri elected officials and candidates and anyone else who speaks up on matters of public importance. We research their statements and then rate the accuracy on our Truth-O-Meter.
PolitiFact started in 2007 as an election-year project of the Tampa Bay Times (then named the St. Petersburg Times), Florida’s largest daily newspaper.
From the beginning, PolitiFact focused on looking at specific statements made by politicians and rating them for accuracy. PolitiFact is run by the editors and journalists who make up the PolitiFact team. No one tells them what to write about or how to rate statements. They do so independently, using their news judgment.