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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

The mission of NPR, in partnership with its member stations, is to create a more informed public, one challenged & invigorated by a deeper understanding & appreciation of events, ideas, & culture within the US & across the globe.

Politifact

Fact-checking journalism is the heart of PolitiFact. Their core principles are independence, transparency, fairness, thorough reporting & clear writing. The reason they publish is to give citizens the information needed to govern themselves in a democracy.

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 simply drag & drop your images to start your search.

Factcheck.org

Factcheck.org 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. Their goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, & to increase public knowledge & understanding.

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.

Snopes

When misinformation obscures the truth & readers don’t know what to trust, Snopes’ fact-checking & original, investigative reporting lights the way to evidence-based & contextualized analysis. They always link to & document sources so readers are empowered to do independent research & make up their own minds.

Open Secrets

Nonpartisan, independent & nonprofit, OpenSecrets is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections & public policy. Their mission is to track the flow of money in American politics & provide the data & analysis to strengthen democracy.