FactCheck.org has won the People’s Voice Award in the News & Politics category of websites and mobile sites at the 2023 Webby Awards.
This marks the 11th time that FactCheck.org has won a People’s Voice Award at the Webbys, which honor online excellence, and its first People’s Voice Award win since 2017. The People’s Voice Awards are voted on by the public. FactCheck.org has won 21 Webbys in all, including 10 other Webby Awards in past years that were bestowed by a panel of judges in its category.
FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania, where it was founded in 2003 by APPC Director Kathleen Hall Jamieson and journalist Brooks Jackson. The site, a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters, monitors the accuracy of political claims and counters viral misinformation on social media. Through its SciCheck program, FactCheck.org addresses misinformation about health and science topics, including Covid-19, vaccination, and climate.
In the News & Politics website and mobile site category, FactCheck.org was one of five nominees. The other nominees were CNN; the website Gothamist; ABC News Digital; and NBC News. The Webby in this category, as chosen by the judges, was CNN’s special report on Russia’s attack on a maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine.
[Read FactCheck.org’s article on the award.]
The Webbys, which are billed as the “Oscars of the Internet,” have been presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences since 1996.
Webby winners will be recognized in a ceremony in New York City on May 15.