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Finding and Evaluating Websites
- Not sure which statistics website you need? Google your search term, adding the word statistics and the command site:.gov
- AFP FactCheck - journalists investigate and disprove false information, focusing on items that can be harmful, impactful and manipulative.
- Climate Feedback - network of scientists investigating claims about and media coverage of climate change.
- Factcheck -- nonpartisan and nonprofit, "aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics"
- Hoax-Slayer - debunks email and social media hoaxes; posts news about internet scams.
- NPR Fact Check - National Public Radio's current and archived articles fact-checking statements of politicians.
- Politifact-- sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times, an independent newspaper, this website "checks claims by elected officials, candidates, leaders of political parties and political activists."
- Pundifact -- also sponsored by the Tamba Bay Times, specifically checking claims made by "pundits" or the so-called experts and opinion makers frequently interviewed on news programs
- SciCheck - sponsored by FactCheck.Orf, identifies false or misleading scientific claims.
- Snopes -- well-respected website that gets to the bottom of urban legends and national rumors.
- Truth Be Told - a non-profit, non-partisan, sponsored by Howard University’s Department of Media, Journalism and Film in the School of Communications, examines claims about the black community in public debate.
- Washington Post Fact Checker - Award-winning fact-checking website, goal is to "truth-squad" statements made by elected officials and government leaders.