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Current Events: Fact-checking

Fact-checking the news

News means real, true information about current events. How can you evaluate news sources for authority, accuracy and purpose? Check out some of the resources below to help you evaluate the quality of your news sources.

Fact-checking sites

  • AP Factcheck Fact-checking and accountability journalism from AP journalists around the globe. 
  • Factcheck A nonpartisan, nonprofit "consumer advocate for voters.  Read about its mission.
  • Media Bias/Fact Check Media Bias/Fact Check (MBFC), founded in 2015, is an independent online media outlet. MBFC is dedicated to educating the public on media bias and deceptive news practices. Read the About page for this organization. Check on bias of individual media platforms.
  • Politifact Reviews of political truthfulness of various statements, events, ads, claims. Learn about methodology and the famous Truth-O-Meter
  • Snopes Independent fact checkers that got its start debunking urban myths

Spotting "fake news" (an oxymoron!)