The American Press Institute, an educational and nonprofit organization affiliated with the Newspaper Association of America, has taken the lead on a project which hopes to improve the practice of fact-checking in journalism.
The project, which is funded by a grant, will support research to improve fact-checking in the United States political media. The API also hopes to work with journalists and newspapers to increase the adoption of fact-checking practices, as well as contribute to public debates on the topic.
Initial reports have showed that politicians are using fact checking reports as weapons to scupper their opponents and distort the truth!
You can read more about the project here.