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How To Evaluate Sources: Accuracy
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Snope's is one of the oldest and largest fact-checking site on the Internet, one widely regarded by journalists. Snope's tackles news stories, memes and legends.
Politifact fact-checks claims by politicians at the federal, state, and local level, as well as political parties, PACs, and advocacy groups.
This fact checking site is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. It mainly reviews TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.
Part of Fact Check devoted to internet rumors.
Why is Accuracy Important?
Is it fact, opinion, or propaganda?
Can the source of information be traced and verified?
Is the information supported or substantiated by other sources?
Look for evidence of a particular perspective or bias.
Is the information presented in an objective manner or is it designed to provoke a certain response?
Is there an indication of the origin or source of the information being presented?
What assumptions are being made?
Compare this site to other sources of information on the same subject. Is there agreement or disagreement?
Locate reviews of the website.
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