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FactChecking Science-based Claims


Today we introduce a new feature and welcome a new staff writer to FactCheck.org.

The new feature is “SciCheck,” and the staff writer is Dave Levitan.

SciCheck will focus exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims that are made by partisans to influence public policy. Dave Levitan will be its author.

Dave has a master’s in journalism with a certificate in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting from NYU – one of the best programs of its kind in the country. He has nearly 10 years of experience as a freelance science writer, and has been published in Inside Climate News, Scientific American, Discover, Grist, Yale Environment360, Slate and Cancer Network, among other publications.

Our new science feature is made possible by a grant from the Stanton Foundation, which was founded by the late Frank Stanton, president of CBS for 25 years, from 1946 to 1971.

— Eugene Kiely