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The Internet has a wealth of information but it can also be used to spread false information. Try some of these fact checkers to double check information you find on the Internet.
Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.
Use this source to check out the latest online hoaxes on social media.
Media Bias/Fact Check
Fact checks media bias and other fact checkers. Very reputable.
Non-partisan fact-checking website from the Tampa Bay Times journalists that focuses on political claims made in the US. Rates accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics.
Started as a source for debunking urban legends and other misconceptions, it's now grown into the oldest and largest fact-checking site on the Internet. Widely regarded by journalists and others as one of the world’s essential resources.
Types of misleading sites
- Hoax sites
- Satire or Humorous sites
- Hyperpartisan sites
- Can be be biased, only show one side of the issue
- Hybrid sites
- Mix real news with fake, can be misleading
- Lies via statistics
- Look for 'apple to oranges' comparisons, for example
- Marketing and advertising
- They might not be balanced