Fact Checking

"to verify the factual accuracy of,(fact–check the article before publication)" - merriam-webster

Fact checking is usually associated with journalism, politics, and elections, but it can also be applied to doing research and writing papers in school. The Internet has quite a lot of bad information on seemingly credible Websites. How can you tell the difference? Fact check Websites try to seperate credible information from information that is misleading, false, or subversive. Information used in schoolwork should come from credible or scholarly sources as much as possible.

Fact Checking Websites

Rumors, Scams, Hoaxes

Snopes.com - One of the best Internet sites devoted to debunking rumors

 

TruthOrFiction.com - Covers rumors, inspirational stories, virus warnings, hoaxes, scams, humorous tales, pleas for help, urban legends, prayer requests, calls to action, and other forwarded emails.

 

Politics & Elections

Factcheck.org  - nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.

 

PolitiFact.com  - project of the St. Petersburg Times to help you find the truth in American politics.

 

Last updated 5/12