Ilene Proctor PR
Washington, DC -- Protect Our Elections, www.protectourelections.org, is a new campaign to help push Congress for passage of pending national legislation meant to protect public elections and the votes of millions of Americans. The campaign, launched by a broad based coalition of organizations dedicated to fair elections and government transparency, has identified common sense federal legislation that will help ensure the fairness, security, accessibility and accuracy of elections starting with the 2010 mid-term election.
There's nothing quite like having information at your fingertips. The internet provides a vast wealth of information, some good and some bad; when you know where to go, however, and successfully navigate the streams of data to validate, verify and cross-reference your information, the internet can be almost as good as having the entire Library of Congress (and Alexandria, etc.) for fact-checking.
However, "accuracy" will always be a goal, with "perfection" as being the ultimate -- and least likely -- final stop. Everybody makes mistakes. It's human nature.
In a recent AP story that appeared in the LA Times, a small but potentially significant error identifying the narcotic hydrocodone as "another name for Ibuprofen" scooted past the editors and fact checkers: