FactCheck.org feted twice on Friday

    FactCheck.org’s success as a watchdog of campaign advertising honesty and accuracy was recognized on two continents Friday.

    At an awards ceremony in Paris, FactCheck, which operates from the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Washington office, was selected one of the “Top 10 Who Are Changing the World of Internet and Politics” in an international competition. The award was presented at the World E-Gov Forum held at Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris. The event was co-sponsored by PoliticsOnline.

    The seventh annual international competition honors “the innovators and pioneers, the dreamers and doers who bring democracy online.” The 10 award winners received the most votes among 20 nominees, which included Web sites from the U.S., Venezuela, Greece, Australia, Korea, Northern Ireland and Germany.