WLRN has partnered with PolitiFact to fact-check Florida politicians. The Pulitzer Prize-winning organization seeks to present the true facts, unaffected by agenda or biases.
PolitiFact and WLRN verified a TikTok video that said the Florida governor would ban showing the Puerto Rican flag in public. We found no statements or laws backing that claim.
A pro-Trump political action committee, MAGA Inc., is portraying Gov. Ron DeSantis as a weak pandemic leader and a fan of COVID-19 lockdowns, ignoring that DeSantis was among the early wave of governors to reopen states.
Republican Miami Mayor Francis Suarez talked at length about Florida’s newest immigration policies and the uptick in immigration across the country is directly affecting Miami-Dade County Public Schools. PolitiFact and WLRN explain that his claim is true.
PolitiFact and WLRN fact-checked claims about critical race theory, immigration and school book bans made by Gov. DeSantis' during his presidential announcement with Elon Musk on Twitter.