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Truth Or Fiction? PolitiFact Ga. Checks, Verifies, Reveals

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson at a news conference before a campaign speech and rally in Cincinnati, Ohio. PolitiFact Georgia's Jim Tharpe checks and verifies Carson's statements on childhood vaccines.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson at a news conference before a campaign speech and rally in Cincinnati, Ohio. PolitiFact Georgia's Jim Tharpe checks and verifies Carson's statements on childhood vaccines.
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From presidential candidates to the media, there are often plenty of inaccuracies between what is said publicly and what is actually the truth.

PolitiFact Georgia listens, checks and verifies all kinds of statements by lawmakers, public officials, local law enforcement and the media.

PolitiFact Georgia is published in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution and on myajc.com.

Editor Jim Tharpe joined “Closer Look” to discuss the truth and fiction of statements from Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s statements on vaccines at the second GOP presidential debate, Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway’s comments on policing and minorities, gay politicians in Georgia, tickets and fines in Atlanta and more.

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