Fact Checker Sources

Descriptions are from each website's About Page

Better Government Association (BGA)   https://www.bettergov.org/

"The Better Government Association is a full-service watchdog organization. We’re shining a light on government in Illinois and holding public officials accountable."

Politifact   http://www.politifact.com/

"The Principles of PolitiFact, PunditFact and the Truth-O-Meter"

Snopes   https://www.snopes.com/

 Fact Check    https://www.factcheck.org/

A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center.

 

Flackcheck    http://flackcheck.org/ 

Headquartered at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, FlackCheck.org is the political literacy companion site to the award-winning FactCheck.org. The site provides resources designed to help viewers recognize flaws in arguments in general and political ads in particular. Video resources point out deception and incivility in political rhetoric.

Open Secrets   http://www.opensecrets.com/

Poynter Institute   https://www.poynter.org/

Poynter taps into the expertise and experience of media executives, journalists, technologists and academics to answer the biggest questions around the future of journalism and democracy.   With a special focus on Fact-Checking, Ethics, Leadership, Innovation and Storytelling, we bring together Poynter faculty and industry experts to explore the intersection of journalism, technology and the public interest

Sunlight Foundation  https://sunlightfoundation.com/

The Sunlight Foundation is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses civic technologies, open data, policy analysis and journalism to make our government and politics more accountable and transparent to all.  Our vision is for technology to enable more complete, equitable and effective democratic participation. Our overarching goal is to achieve changes in the law to require real-time, online transparency for all government information. And, while our work began in 2006 with only a focus on the U.S. Congress, our open government work now takes place at the local, state, federal and international levels.

 

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