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Fact Check Sites
A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. T
The Center for Responsive Politics is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization.
The place to go for debunking strange internet rumors.
Politifact is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a project of the Tampa Bay Times. Politifact rates the accuracy of claims by politicians on its Truth-O-Meter, which goes from “True,” “Mostly True,” “Half True,” “False,” and “Pants on Fire.”
FactCheck.org’s SciCheck feature focuses exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims that are made by partisans to influence public policy.
What Does the Domain Tell You?
|.gov = government
||.org = organizational
||.mil = military
|.edu = educational
||.com = commercial
||.net = network
|The domain is found at the end of a main URL or before the first slash.
Domain names can be helpful in determining credible information, especially if they are .gov sites. Other domains including Education sites, Commercial sites, Organizations, and Networks require analysis. Anyone can make an .org, .com or .net website and there are no rules for content.
Start with the Domain Name