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Fake News?

Are we surprised that the man to frequently cries “fake news” if often less than truthful?

Thanks to FactCheck.org we have another place check the veracity of our President and others. Here are some recent highlights:

“FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. They are a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. They 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. Their goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.”

“FactCheck.org is one of several organizations working with Facebook to help identify and label viral fake news stories flagged by readers on the social media network. They provide several resources for readers: a guide on how to flag suspicious stories on Facebook and a list of websites that have carried fake or satirical articles, as well as a video and story on how to spot fake news.”

As the above YouTube video admonishes: “Between FactCheck.org, Snopes.comWashington Post Fact Checker and PolitiFact.com, it’s likely that at least one has already fact-checked the latest viral claim.”

Don’t be fooled.

We are all entitled to our opinions, but we’re not entitled to our own facts.Daniel Patrick Moynihan

One Response to Fake News?

  1. R Voice

    November 30, 2017 at

    Poynter is the home of the International Fact-Checking Network, a forum for fact-checkers worldwide.

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