PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. PolitiFact is run by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times.

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Fact Checker


First started in 2007 as a feature during the 2008 campaign, the regular column focuses on any statements by political figures and government officials–in the United States and abroad–that cry out for fact-checking.

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An independent, nonprofit newsroom, ProPublica products investigative journalism in the public interest. Their goal is to shine a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.

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Internet rumors, urban legends, outright hoaxes, and fake news all receive intense scrutiny from the site's small staff of researchers, with an assist from legions of truth-seeking fans.

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An Inquisitive Mindset

When a story seems a little strange, you should do your own research. It is a good idea to find two or more sources in mainstream news before believing any given story is true. The links above are intended to be suggestions and possible sources for verifying information.

Everyone makes mistakes and we cannot for certainty endorse any of the sites above or the content they publish.

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