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How accurate is what you're reading or hearing? Websites for checking rumors and questionable information

Icon of paper with a check markAs we've seen, you can read or hear almost anything. Check out information that seems intended to inflame on these websites. 

  • This nonpartisan, nonprofit organization is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • 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.”
  • Media Bias Fact Check: This site describes themselves as “the most comprehensive media bias resource on the internet" and includes 1000+ media sources in their database.
  • 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.”

Web pages never die. They just expire.

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The WayBack Machine: Part of the Internet Archive, the Wayback Machine is an archive of the internet, showing pages that have expired or been removed.

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