Fact-Checking Sites

Politics Science + Health
Rumors, Emails, Urban Legends, Hoaxes, and Pseudo-science


Researchers monitor the factual accuracy of what major U.S. political players say in TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.

The Cochrane Collaboration

Doctors and researchers systematically review and evaluate research in health care and health policy.

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If you're answering the quiz question for the Library Website Quiz, write in the answer, "Zarathustra."


Reporters and editors fact-check statements by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists and interest groups and rate them on their "Truth-O-Meter; they also track campaign promises broken and kept.


Quackwatch is a nonprofit corporation that combats health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies.


Verifies the truth in forwarded emails:  inspirational stories, virus warnings, hoaxes, scams, humorous tales, pleas for help, urban legends, prayer requests, calls to action, and other forwarded emails.


Advocates for transparency in government monitor campaign contributions and lobbying in order to measure their effect on U.S. elections and public policy.

Bad Science

 A British journalist covers media misrepresentations of science, with a particular focus on medicine.

The Skeptic's Dictionary

Provides articles on topics ranging from acupuncture to zombies, and information on the supernatural, paranormal, and pseudoscientific.

And, a classic -- the fact-checker before fact-checking was cool, and Al Gore invented the Internet: