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Media Studies: Fact Checking and Bias: Fact Checking & Statistics

Use this guide to explore the historical, cultural, psychological, and sociological impact mass media bias has on the greater public.

Fact-Checking Websites

FactCheck.org 

Checks: Political Statements. Note: Product of Annenberg Public Policy Center. 


PolitiFact 

Checks: Political Statements. Note: Has won the Pulitzer Prize.


Snopes.com 

Checks: News stores, Memes, and Urban legends. Note: Works cited at the end of debunking articles. 


SciCheck

Checks: Scientific Claims. Note: Part of FactCheck.org with focus on science. 


All Sides 

Checks: Bias rating for News articles, Websites, Think Tanks, Companies, etc. Note: A Multi-partisan website with bias ratings (left, center, right).


OpenSecrets.org

 

Checks: Effect of money and lobbying on elections and public policy. Note: Product of the Center for Responsive Politics (non-profit and nonpartisan).


LinkedIn

 

Checks: Author backgrounds and work history. Note: Not intended for extensive credibility research. Intended as a professional networking website.

Emergent: A real-time rumor tracker

MEDIA BIAS/FACT CHECK

The Washington Post

Constitution Society

Fairdata 2000

Poling Report