16 Fact-checking Sites

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Some Reputable Fact-Checking Organizations

The following organizations are generally regarded as reputable fact-checking organizations focused on U.S. national news:

Respected specialty sites cover niche areas such as climate or celebrities. Here are a few examples:

There are many fact-checking sites outside the U.S. Here is a small sample:

Concept Reflection: Fact-Checking Sites


This section includes material from the source chapter, “Fact-Checking Sites” by Mike Caulfield, found in Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers, licensed as CC BY 4.0, as well as the following:

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Original material by book author Calantha Tillotson.


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Fact-checking Sites by Adam Brennan; Jamie Holmes; Calantha Tillotson; and Sarah Burkhead Whittle is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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