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FactCheck.org Introduces ‘SciCheck’ to Focus on Scientific Claims

FactCheck.org, the nonpartisan fact-checking site, has introduced a new feature, "SciCheck," to investigate science-based claims in political speech. In a blog post announcing the feature, Eugene Kiely, the director of FactCheck.org, said SciCheck "will focus exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims that are made by partisans to influence public policy."

Eugene Kiely, Director of FactCheck.org

FactCheck.org collaborates with U.S. Vote to provide political news to voters

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Vote Foundation (US Vote) and the nonpartisan site FactCheck.org have developed an alliance through which FactCheck.org will provide relevant, timely and accurate political information to voters who create an individual “My Voter Account” on the US Vote website. The project, supported by the Democracy Fund, was created to make it easy for voters to find unbiased, fact-checked news from within their private Voter Accounts.

FactCheck.org’s double Webby win

FactCheck.org was named best Politics website for the 18th Annual Webby Awards. The Webbys, called “the Oscars of the Internet,” are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Biggest Deceptions of 2013

It's that time of year again: Time to look back at some of the year's biggest deceptions. The award-winning site FactCheck.org and its companion site, FlackCheck.org, offer a rundown and video looking at some of the year's biggest whoppers. No surprise: Some of them centered on the Affordable Care Act. But FactCheck.org also found noteworthy nonsense about immigration, gun control, Benghazi and the IRS.

FactCheck.org’s ‘People’s Voice’ Victory

FactCheck.org is the 2013 Webby People’s Voice Winner in the politics category. This year’s win marks the sixth time that votes from the online community have made FactCheck the recipient of a Webby Award, which honors excellence on the Internet.

Two More Webbys for FactCheck.org

Once again, FactCheck.org has been awarded the Webby for best politics website by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. The announcement was made May 1. This makes FactCheck.org a four-time winner of the prestigious Webby Award. The awards are recognized as the “Oscars of the Internet.” Read more (http://factcheck.org/2012/05/two-more-webbys-for-factcheck/)

FactCheck.org Wins 2011 Webby Award

The Annenberg Public Policy Center is proud to announce that FactCheck.org has won the 2011 Webby Award in the Politics category. Known as “the Oscars of the Internet,” the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. This is FactCheck.org’s third Webby – it won last year and in 2008 –

FactCheck.org named a favorite site of American Mensa

APPC congratulates FactCheck.org on making American Mensa’s Top 50 Web sites 2010 list. Each year Mensa members select winners in nine categories, including “News and Politics,” which featured FactCheck.org, calling it “The ultimate source for truth in politics.” Among other organizations making the Mensa list were Goodreads, Pandora, and the National Geographic Society.