Fact-Checking Sites

Our aim is to assist people in ensuring the information they receive from the media and online is accurate and truthful. The fact-checking sites listed here are considered reliable resources that members of the public can use for free. Feel free to email us at info@civilination.org to let us know who else should be added to this list.

FactCheck.org
Non-partisan political fact-checker.
FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, fact-checks claims made by the president, members of Congress, presidential candidates, and other people active in the political realm. Viral Spiral  addresses internet rumors. FlackCheck.org is the political literacy companion site to FactCheck.org.

Media Bias/Fact Check (MBFC News)
Independent, non-partisan fact-checker.
MBFC News is dedicated to educating the public about media bias and deceptive news practices. Its methodology is described here.

Media Matters
Partisan fact-checker.
Media Matters is a fact-checking and media watchdog group that monitors media for conservative news that is inaccurate, unreliable, or not credible.

Open Secrets
Non-partisan political fact-checker.
Open Secrets focuses on tracking money in U.S. politics and examines the effects on elections and public policy. It champions transparency and and exposes disproportionate or undue influence on public policy.

Politifact
Non-partisan political fact-checker.
Politifact fact-checks claims by politicians, political political parties, PACs and advocacy groups. It rates the accuracy of these claims on its Truth-O-Meter, which ranges from “True,” and “Mostly True” to “Half True,” “False” and “Pants on Fire.”

Snopes
Independent, non-partisan fact-checker.
Snopes is an independent website that researches rumors, news and legends to determine their accuracy. It has a special section that lists articles deemed fake news.

Washington Post’s Fact Checker
Non-partisan political fact-checker.
The Post‘s Fact Checker website, and its accompanying column appearing in the Sunday print edition of the Post, is run by journalist Glenn Kessler. It examines statements of importance by political figures and government officials, both in the U.S. and abroad.