Fact Checking Tools

In the era of fake news and deeply divided partisan rhetoric it is important to try to differentiate false or hyperbolic news and data from the real thing. Here are a few tools to help you.

How to Spot Fake News – by FactCheck.org

How to Detect Bias in News Media – by Fair.org, a national media watch group founded in 1986

FactCheck.org

Politifact.org

Washington Post Fact Checker

Snopes.com

Open Secrets

VoteSmart.org – nonpartisan nonprofit that that provides free access to info on over 40,000 candidates and elected officials. This information includes voting records, position statements, and interest group ratings, among other areas.