When reading the news, it's important to filter out fact from fiction. Some of the websites below may help you to do this. Each of them focus on different areas, but all have been accredited by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). The IFCN website, also listed below, includes some additional fact-checking sites not listed here.
Factcheck.org monitors 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. Their goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.
The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) is an organisation that monitors trends in fact checking, provides training resources and hosts a yearly conference on fact checking called #GlobalFact. It aims to promote best practice in fact checking and provide a place for collaboration between fact checkers worldwide.
PolitiFact is America's Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website and the home of the Truth-O-Meter. PolitiFact fact-checks claims by elected officials, candidates, leaders of political parties and political activists. PolitiFact is an independent organization run by journalists at the Poynter Institute.
Snopes’ fact-checking and original, investigative reporting lights the way to evidence-based and contextualized analysis. We always link to and document our sources so readers are empowered to do independent research and make up their own minds.