Current Events & News

Fact Checking Websites:
AllSides - provides balanced news coverage, media bias ratings, and information from all sides of the political spectrum.  Offers a breakdown of trending topics from the perspective of  three different sources.

Fact - a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state and federal levels. - The purpose of this website, and an accompanying column in the Sunday print edition of The Washington Post, is to “truth squad” the statements of political figures regarding issues of great importance, be they national, international or local.

First Draft  - A politically independent group maintains this site that strives to preserve the integrity of the news. This site analyzes the spread of misinformation on the Internet.

Politfact - 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, an independent newspaper in Florida.

Snopes - investigates urban legends and common fallacies, misinformation, old wives tales, strange news stories, rumors, celebrity gossip, and similar items.