Billy Penn is hosting a special event featuring insights and analysis of the Democratic National Convention with help from our partners at PolitiFact, an independent fact-checking journalism website aimed at finding the truth in politics. Food from Hai Street Kitchen, beer from Crime & Punishment and a full Saxby's coffee bar will be available for attendees to enjoy.
PolitiFact rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics through the Truth-O-Meter, with every fact check including the analysis of the claim, an explanation of reasoning and a list of links to all sources. Billy Penn is the exclusive PolitiFact partner in Pennsylvania.
All attendees will vote the fact in real time using the six options from the Truth-O-Meter: True, Mostly True, Half True, Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire. After all votes are cast, the Billy Penn and PolitiFact team will hold a Live Chamber, where the news teams will present their case for their own ruling. The audience will be given a chance to vote again, having seen the chamber, and the live fact check will be published on Billy Penn’s and PolitiFact’s website.