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Fact Checking Websites
AllSides provides multiple different views of the same story which allows for a much rounder picture of the subject. Instead of just news from the right or left, AllSides covers every side, including the middle.
AP Fact Check
The Associated Press website fact checks current news stories when a false story or questionable claim gains traction online.
A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center that focuses on clarifying political claims.
Media Bias/Fact Check
Media Bias/Fact Check is an independent website that educates the public on bias in the media. Although this is a crowd-sourced operation run mostly by volunteers, you can find valuable links to good news sources.
Open Secrets is a nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, run by the Center for Responsive Politics. The group focuses on reporting political donations.
Politifact: Fact-checking US Politics
A fact-checking website that looks into claims made by politicians.
FactCheck.org’s SciCheck feature focuses exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims that are made by partisans to influence public policy.
A website that checks claims, myths, rumors and misinformation in order to provide accurate information on a variety of topics.
The Washington Post - Fact Checker
Award winning journalist Glenn Kessler provides excellent fact checking for The Washington Post.
Tips for Analyzing News Sources
-- Portions of this Guide were shared with us by the generous librarians at Harrisburg Area Community College.