Use fact-checking resources like these to help you determine whether what you read or hear is true. But keep in mind that even fact-checking websites should be examined critically.
Checks the accuracy of political statements, news, and claims. A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
This professional networking site can be used to check the qualifications and expertise of authors.
Media Bias / Fact Check
Aims to call biased or deceptive news and media practices
Nonpartisan fact-checking website to sort out the truth in American politics. The site's "Truth-o-meter" helps separate "fact from fiction" in political statements, including advertisements, from races around the country.
The Poynter Institute / Fact-Checking Resources
The world’s leading resource for journalists to engage and inform the public in democratic societies.
Since 1995 this site has been used to fact-check "urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation."
Washington Post Fact Checker
Fact checks political and governmental topics.