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Fake News Across the Languages

Fact Checkers US

Most English Language Fact Checkers include international stories; search the country name in:

  • AllSides has a mission to free people from filter bubbles so they can better understand the world — and each other.

  • is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state and federal levels.

  • Snopes got its start in 1994, investigating urban legends, hoaxes, and folklore. Founder David Mikkelson, later joined by his wife, was publishing online before most people were connected to the internet. As demand for reliable fact checks grew, so did Snopes. Now it’s the oldest and largest fact-checking site online, widely regarded by journalists, folklorists, and readers as an invaluable research companion.

  • POLITIFACT launched in 2007. Read The Principles of the Truth-O-Meter: PolitiFact’s methodology for independent fact-checking.