Fact Checking People

“Facts are things known, and only occasionally need to be proven correct. A word of caution from my Dad was, “Believe none of what you read and only half of what you see. It will give you better questions.”

The reality of our time is more about the desire of various “camps” to communicate their messages and less about facts. Every media advisor and psychologist alive will tell you that the proof of communication is persuasion leading to action. Whether it is a million votes or cans of beer that is the only proof needed, an ethical communications standard is not required. Our friends in the “fact checking world” below will give you perspective and the ability to set your standards.”  

Rex L. Curry

Snopes.com        

A proven and reliable debunker of false statements

Media Bias          

Dedicated to public education on media bias and deceptive news practices 

FactCheck           

Annenberg Public Policy Center’s focus on political statements

Politi Fact           

Rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others in American politics

Verbatim            

Examines claims by elected officials, political appointees, and political candidates

BallotPedia        

A professional encyclopedia of American politics and elections

Open Secrets      

Tracks money in U.S. politics – nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit

Truth or Fiction

A mishmash and hodgepodge of all the bull on the internet, but lacks focus

C-SPAN             

Use the C-SPAN Video Library and different ways to search for content in the archives.


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