FactCheck.org is one of five nominees in the News & Politics category of the Webbys, which honor online excellence and are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Panels of judges for the academy have awarded FactCheck.org a total of 10 previous Webby Awards, including six straight from 2014-19.
In addition, FactCheck.org has been honored 10 times with the People’s Voice Award in its category, as voted on by the public, most recently in 2017.
FactCheck.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters. Through its SciCheck feature, the website also debunks health and science misinformation and provides authoritative articles about health issues such as Covid-19 and vaccination. FactCheck.org was cofounded in 2003 by APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson and journalist Brooks Jackson.
Other nominees in the 2023 Webby Awards’ “News & Politics” website and mobile site category are CNN, for its anatomy of the Mariupol hospital attack in Ukraine; the website Gothamist; ABC News Digital for Uvalde in Focus: The kids of Robb Elementary; and NBC News’ Plan Your Vote.
To help FactCheck.org win the Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted on by the public, go to vote.webbyawards.com and use one of the sign-in options. (This link should direct you to its category or click on the image at right. You can also find it by going to “Websites and Mobile Sites” and then clicking on “General Websites and Mobile Sites” and then “News and Politics.”)
Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. PDT on April 20. Winners will be announced April 25.