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Amy Sherman is a staff writer with PolitiFact based in South Florida. She was part of the team that launched PolitiFact Florida in 2010 and was part of the PolitiFact team during the 2016 election. She previously worked as a staff writer for the Miami Herald and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. A native of Amherst, Mass., she graduated with a history degree from Macalester College in St. Paul.

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Fact-checking Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s U.S. Senate announcement speech

Scott made several claims about the state’s economy and growth as he kicked off his campaign against U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. 

Celebrate International Fact-checking Day: Avoid falling for fake news

PolitiFact provides several tips how to spot fake news in social media

Fact-checking the March For Our Lives

Crowds of young people marched on Washington and other cities to call for more gun restrictions and protest gun violence after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Fact-checking Broward Sheriff Scott Israel’s 'fact-checks' about Parkland shooting

The Broward Sheriff’s Office pushed back against claims about its handling of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas and how it responded to previous calls about Nikolas Cruz. We fact-checked its fact checks.

Were medics denied access to treat students inside Stoneman Douglas High School?

A story circulating around the Internet claims emergency medical workers were denied access to students during the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. 

Fact-checking Donald Trump's 2018 speech at CPAC

The president repeated several falsehoods in a speech that covered a lot of ground at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 23, 2018.

Fact-checking claims in the wake of the Parkland school shooting

An organization that fights gun violence attacked Gov. Rick Scott for his support for a controversial gun law. Democrats accused Scott of ending funding for mental health. And conspiracy-minded blogs spread rumors that one of the survivors of the school shooting was a crisis actor.  

How do we prevent school shootings?

Following the shooting in Parkland, Fla., experts talk about several strategies including gun control, expanding mental health services and threat assessment in an effort to reduce school shootings.

Will millennials be the largest voting bloc in 2018, as Rock the Vote predicts?

There are many factors that could influence millennial voter turnout in 2018 including how they feel about the candidates, voter mobilization efforts and state laws.

Who is Donald Trump’s State of the Union guest Ji Seong-ho, who defected from North Korea?

Trump highlighted the story of the defector from North Korea who has raised the profile of human rights abuses in his former country