FactCheck.org

A nonpartisan, nonprofit, “consumer advocate” for voters, the Annenberg Political Fact Check aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. Fact Check monitors the accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. The goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding. Post-Election Debriefings Occasionally, following an election cycle, the Annenberg Public Policy Center and FactCheck.org have co-hosted post-election conferences highlighting emerging trends in campaign advertising and electoral strategy. Bringing together the actual consultants, public relations and advertising professionals who participated, these press events offer a rare glimpse into the workings of a modern campaign. View debriefing archives.

FactCheck.ED, new classroom website, is unveiled

FactCheckED, a new website designed to help high school students learn to think analytically, has been launched. An offshoot of the prize-winning FactCheck.org website (www.factcheck.org), FactCheckED (www.FactCheckED.org) will offer tools that enable students to search out accurate and unbiased information and in the process become better informed consumers and citizens. In addition, FactCheckED offers lesson plans for
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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
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FactCheck.org Named by Time.com as “One of 25 Sites We Can’t Live Without”

FactCheck.org, the nonpartisan website devoted to reducing the level of confusion and deception in U.S. politics, yesterday was named by Time.com as one of “25 Sites We Can’t Live Without.” FactCheck, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, joins web heavies such as Google, Amazon, Ebay, ESPN, Wikipedia and
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