How to Fact Check! Part 1

Sometimes, when reading the news, it’s hard to tell the truth from the chaff. Whenever you read something that sounds suspect, make sure to run them through some of these non-partisan fact-checking sources.

Snopes.com– The original fact-checking website. They have a huge database of articles checking the objectivity of everything from news to urban legends.

Politifact.com– Home of the “Truth-O-Meter,” this site rates the statements of politicians on a sliding scale, backed up with credible sources.

Factcheck.org– Run by the Annenburg Public Policy Center, Factcheck aims to provide factual information in order “to give citizens the information they need to govern themselves in a democracy.”

Washington Post Fact Checker– Home of the “Pinocchio test,” the Washington Post Fact Checker rates politicians’ claims on a scale of one to five, based on truthfulness.

Remember to fact check before you share!