Fact-checking websites can help you investigate claims to help you determine whether what you hear or read is true. These resources can help you determine the legitimacy of a claim -- but even fact-checking websites should be examined critically!
- A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center that checks the accuracy of political statements, news, and claims
- Run by the Tampa Bay Times (which is owned by journalism school the Poynter Institute), this site checks and ranks political claims
- This site, which has operated since 1995, fact-checks urban legends, rumors, and news
- Fact checks political and governmental topics
- This site is hosted by the Howard University Department of Media, Journalism and Film
- Fact checking from National Public Radio
- Produced in the Netherlands, this handbook is a guide for checking digital content, and was initially created for journalists and emergency first-responders
- NewsGuard uses trained journalists and experienced editors to rate and review thousands of news and information websites based on nine journalistic criteria—such as whether the site regularly publishes false content, reveals conflicts of interest, discloses financing, or publicly corrects reporting errors. Then each news website gets a trustworthiness “grade” and is assigned a green or red check-mark.