These Amateur Fact-Checkers Took on Their Country’s Lying Politicians
After a consolidation of power in Romania, politicos thought they could get away with anything. These outraged citizens thought otherwise.
Photo courtesy Alexandru Roșu/Factual
When the results of the 2012 parliamentary election in Romania came in, Alexandru Roșu was flabbergasted. On that snowy December election night, he and a group of political activists were chatting and drinking spiked punch in an old freezing squat house in the center of Bucharest, the Romanian capital. When the news was projected onto a big screen, there was a moment of stunned silence.