Gillin

Joshua Gillin is a staff writer for PolitiFact, PunditFact and the Tampa Bay Times, and former staff writer for PolitiFact Florida. He previously was a reporter, editor and blogger for tbt*, the daily tabloid edition of the Times, and has written about media news (and taught a couple classes about fact-checking) for The Poynter Institute.

Gillin graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in print journalism, but has since appeared on TV and radio hundreds of times. He has taught classes and hosted forums about fact-checking at several schools and universities. Before moving to the Tampa Bay area, Gillin worked in many writing and editing capacities in news, sports and features at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Savannah (Ga.) Morning News and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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The facts on mass shootings in the United States

The murder of 26 people at a rural Texas church has raised questions about gun violence, access to weapons, the role of mental illness and the prevalence of mass shootings in America. Here's some research to help you sift through the debate.

Donald Trump said Donna Brazile called Democratic primary 'rigged,' but did she?

The excerpt of her new book shows the answer is a little more nuanced.

Kid Rock not running for U.S. Senate, but FEC must decide about campaign swag

The musician's publicity stunt leads to a complaint about following election reporting and registration rules that he must still address.

Congress may ban the bump stock, but what is it?

The legal device can make a semi-automatic rifle fire almost as fast and as easily as a fully automatic weapon.

The more outrageous, the better: How clickbait ads make money for fake news sites

Fake news purveyors have some options for turning clicks into cash.

The difference between automatic and semi-automatic weapons

There is no word yet on whether the Las Vegas mass shooter used an automatic rifle or some other weapon.

Hoaxes, fake news about the Las Vegas massacre

The gunfire in Las Vegas had barely stopped before the fake news began coursing through social media.

Prolific fake news writer Paul Horner dead at 38

The author of scores of bogus stories, often accused of influencing the 2016 election, died at his mother's Arizona home.

Does the Bible give Trump moral authority to kill Kim Jong Un, as Trump's pastor says?

A Texas televangelist who acts as a spiritual adviser to President Donald Trump reasoned that the Bible grants the commander in chief the power to wage war against North Korea. Scholars say it's not that simple.

What costs more, soldiers' Viagra or transgender health care? What about Mar-a-Lago trips?

Trump's announcement barring transgender service members brought out the examples of things that cost more than military spending on those troops' coverage.