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How False News Can Spread
Is it Fact or is it C.R.A.P.?
Use this easy to remember test and acronym to test suspect information.
Fact Checking Websites
Unlike regular news services, AllSides exposes bias and provides multiple angles on the same story so you can quickly get the full picture, not just one slant.
A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. They monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.
PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics.
Open Secrets (Center for Responsive Politics)
Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the Center for Responsive Politics is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.
An independent website that checks claims, myths, rumors, urban legends, and misinformation in order to provide accurate information on a variety of topics.
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