Look It Up: Fact Checkers, Dictionaries and More

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    Misinformation: MLS Resources (formerly Fake News) - This guide, formerly known as "Fake News", is a collaborative work-in-progress in conjunction with the MA Library System and the MA library community.

    Fact Checkers

    Fact check image AllSides - exposes bias and provides multiple angles on the same story so you can quickly get the full picture, not just one slant.

    FactCheck.org - monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.

    Media Matters - progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation
    in the U.S. media.

    Newsbusters - a conservative media research center that is focused on documenting, exposing and neutralizing liberal media bias.

    Open Secrets - a premier website that tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives.

    Politifact - is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others on its Truth-O-Meter.

    ProPublica - is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. They dig deep into important issues, shining a light on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust.

    Snopes.com - the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.

    The Sunlight Foundation - is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses civic technologies, open data, policy analysis and journalism to make our government and politics more accountable and transparent to all.

    Washington Post Fact Checker - a weekly review of what's true, false or in-between in politics, from The Post's famous fact-checking team.


    Merriam Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus Online - America's leading and most-trusted provider of language information.

    Old Farmers Almanac - is your trusted source for long range weather forecasts, moon phases, full moon dates and times, gardening tips, and more.

    Rewordify.com - is a powerful, free, online software that improves reading, learning, and teaching.

    Weather Channel - provides a national and local weather forecast for cities, as well as weather radar, report and hurricane coverage.

    World Factbook - provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.