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GEN: Source Evaluation: Lateral Reading

Topic Guide

Fact checking sites

  • AllSides
    Provides information and ideas from all sides of the political spectrum by offering balanced news coverage, media bias ratings, and civil dialogue opportunities
    A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center that checks the accuracy of political statements, news, and claims

  • PolitiFact
    Run by the Tampa Bay Times (which is owned by journalism school the Poynter Institute), this site checks and ranks political claims

  • The Poynter Institute / Fact-Checking Resources
    The Poynter Institute serves as the world’s leading resource for journalists to engage and inform the public in democratic societies.

  • Media Bias/Fact Check
    Aims to call biased or deceptive news and media practices