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Media Fact Checking

 Top 7 sites to help you check your facts


Unbiased news does not exist. Use these sites to help understand where the truth lies.


All SidesUnlike 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.

FactsCanadaFactsCan is an independent and nonpartisan fact-checker on Canadian federal politics. Similar sites operate in many other countries, and now Canada has one too.

We’re a resource for separating out the truth from spin, distortion, omission, error and lies. Our goal is to inform Canadians, enable everyone to critically engage in political discussions, and encourage politicians to be honest and accurate with their words.

A lot of baloney (from Canadian Press)Unlike most fact-checking efforts, the Baloney Meter has no dedicated staff or website. The checks are done by reporters for the wire service and the content is sent to subscribing news organizations for them to use in print and online. While readers can’t directly search for every meter ranking at a centralized location, the broad reach of the wire service gives the fact-checks wide exposure. Just add "baloney meter" when you search for your issue.

The definitive fact-checking and Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.

intrYou can do a reverse image search to find out where a picture came from. 

FactCheck.orgWe are a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We 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. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.

HomeLaunched in May 2004, Media Matters for America put in place, for the first time, the means to systematically monitor a cross section of print, broadcast, cable, radio, and Internet media outlets for conservative misinformation - news or commentary that is not accurate, reliable, or credible and that forwards the conservative agenda - every day, in real time.