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Wayland High School Library: Fact Checking Websites

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Fact Checking is Crucial

Technology today gives us unlimited access to information, which can be positive. Technology also allows people to easily manipulate information through changing the text, audio, or video. We have now reached a point where seeing is no longer believing... How do we determine what is reliable, credible, and factual? These fact checking websites can help you figure that out! For more information, check out the University of Florida's Fake News Guide 

Washington Post Fact Checker

The purpose of this website, and an accompanying column in the Sunday print edition of The Washington Post, is to “truth squad” the statements of political figures regarding issues of great importance, be they national, international or local. 

Media Wise

Media Wise by Poynter specializes in: Ethics & Fact-checking; Reporting & Storytelling; Advancing Newsroom Diversity; Developing Journalism's Leaders; Strengthening Local News Companies

NPR Fact Checker

NPR fact checks political figures and their claims. Along with standard fact checks, NPR also annotates important speeches. NPR’s editors and reporters write the fact checks.



a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others on its Truth-O-Meter.

TinEye Reverse Image Search

Using TinEye, you can search by image or perform a reverse image search. You can do that by uploading an image or searching by URL. You can also drag & drop your images to start your search. is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. They monitor factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. politicians in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews & news releases. 

Teen Fact Checking Network

MediaWise Teen Fact-Checking Network (TFCN) publishes daily fact-checks for teens, by teens. The program is a verified signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network’s code of principles.


conducts extensive fact-checking research on popular topics, often chosen based on reader interest. Snopes uses a number of icons to classify content: True, Mostly True, Mixture, Mostly False, False, Unproven, Outdated, Miscaptioned, Correct Attribution, Misattributed, Scan, and Legend.

Open Secrets

 a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. that tracks and publishes data on campaign finance and lobbying, including a revolving door database which documents the individuals who have worked in both the public sector and lobbying firms and may have conflicts of interest.