Polygraph.info is a fact-checking website produced by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and Voice of America (VOA). The website serves as a resource for verifying the increasing volume of disinformation and misinformation being distributed and shared globally.
Teams of journalists from RFE/RL and VOA research and analyze quotes, stories, and reports distributed by government officials, government-sponsored media and other high-profile individuals. The reporters separate fact from fiction, add context, and debunk lies. Initially, the site is focusing on statements involving relations between Russia and the West, but its analysis will expand to other areas of the world.
Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty are multi-media, multi-lingual, non-partisan, international broadcasters providing objective news and information.
VOA, headquartered in Washington, D.C., broadcasts in 45 languages to a measured weekly audience of more than 238 million people around the world. VOA uses television, radio and digital platforms to engage viewers, listeners, and users. With 75 years of experience covering U.S. and international affairs, VOA is a trusted source for underserved audiences who yearn for accurate information about news events, freedom of expression, civil society, and change.
RFE/RL serves as a surrogate media source in 26 languages and in 23 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and Ukraine. Reaching more than 23.6 million people each week, RFE/RL provides what many people cannot get locally: uncensored local and regional news, responsible discussion, and open debate via radio, television, and digital media. With headquarters in Prague and more than 1,000 journalists throughout its broadcast region, RFE/RL’s proximity to its audiences facilitates the production of compelling, locally-oriented programming.