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Checking your facts
There are non-partisan fact checking organizations that verify information. The below sites are some of the good sites to see if that story or image is real or not. Most fact checking organizations focus on political issues.
- Canada Fact Check - an independent news platform dedicated to transparency, democratic reform, government accountability and corporate responsibility in Canada.
- FactsCan - an independent and nonpartisan fact-checker on Canadian federal politics.
- FactCheck.Org - A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion. US focus.
- Fact Checker - Put out by the Washington Post, this fact checker focuses on political stories from the United States.
Hoax-Slayer - Similar to Snopes but tighter in scope, Hoax-Slayer focuses on email hoaxes, identity theft scams and spam.
Mediabias/Factcheck - the most comprehensive media bias resource.
- Politfact - a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials. Has a US focus.
- *Snopes - The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.
- TruthOrFiction.Org - Covers urban legends, Internet rumors, e-mail forwards, and other stories of unknown or questionable origin
RMIT ABC Fact Check - Tests and adjudicates on the accuracy of claims made by politicians, public figures, advocacy groups and institutions engaged in public debate.
The Conversation FactCheck - is a not-for-profit media outlet that uses content sourced from academics and researchers. In 2016, The Conversation's FactCheck unit become the first fact-checking team in Australia, and one of only two worldwide accredited by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN).
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