Fact Checking Tools2017-08-29T14:23:55-06:00

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.