FactCheck.org: This nonpartisan, nonprofit organization is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
Politifact: “PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. PolitiFact is run by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times . . .” *
Snopes: “The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.” *
Sunlight Foundation: “The Sunlight Foundation is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses technology, open data, policy analysis and journalism to make our government and politics more accountable and transparent to all.” *
The International Fact-Checking Network: (IFCN) is a forum for fact-checkers worldwide hosted by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. These organizations fact-check statements by public figures, major institutions and other widely circulated claims of interest to society.” *
*All descriptive quotes provided by the websites they describe.
|Domain name||Who uses it|
|.com||business and commercial entities|
|.edu||academic institutions, universities and colleges|
|.gov||U.S. governmental agencies and entities|
|.mil||U. S. military|