Fact Checking Resources

Snopes.com

“With over 20 years’ experience as a professional researcher and writer, David has created logo-snopes-largein snopes.com what has come to be regarded as an online touchstone of rumor research. The site’s work has been described as painstaking, scholarly, and reliable, and has been lauded by the world’s top folklorists, including Jan Harold Brunvand, Gary Alan Fine, and
Patricia Turner.”

FactCheck.org

transparentweblogo“…A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor 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. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.”

SciCheck

check“FactCheck.org’s SciCheck feature focuses exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims that are made by partisans to influence public policy. It was launched in January 2015 with a grant from the Stanton Foundation. The foundation was founded by the late Frank Stanton, president of CBS for 25 years, from 1946 to 1971.”

POLITIFACTtwitter-meter

“PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. PolitiFact is run by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times, an independent newspaper in Florida”

Washington Post Fact Checker

“The purpose of this Web site, and an accompanying column in the Sunday print edition of The Washington Post, is to “truth squad” the statements of political figures regarding issues of great importance, be they national, international or local.”

The National Center For Science Education

“Curious about the history of evolution denial or how climate change denial has affected America’s classrooms? Ever wonder if teaching creationism is allowed under law? Or are you looking for a piece of NCSE history? You’ve come to the right place.”

Science Based Medicine

“Science-Based Medicine is dedicated to evaluating medical treatments and products of interest to the public in a scientific light, and promoting the highest standards and traditions of science in health care. Online information about alternative medicine is overwhelmingly credulous and uncritical, and even mainstream media and some medical schools have bought into the hype and failed to ask the hard questions.”

Science 101

“Understanding Science 101 is an in-depth, multi-part course that explains what science is, how it works, and how it is intertwined with our lives and with society more broadly. The chapters and highlights of Understanding Science 101 include:”

Evolution 101

“What is evolution and how does it work? Evolution 101 provides the nuts-and-bolts on the patterns and mechanisms of evolution.”

Skeptical Science

“Explaining climate change science & rebutting global warming misinformation

Scientific skepticism is healthy. Scientists should always challenge themselves to improve their understanding. Yet this isn’t what happens with climate change denial. Skeptics vigorously criticise any evidence that supports man-made global warming and yet embrace any argument, op-ed, blog or study that purports to refute global warming. This website gets skeptical about global warming skepticism. Do their arguments have any scientific basis? What does the peer reviewed scientific literature say?”

Major Science Organizations

Pew Research Center

“Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.”

Gallup

“Gallup delivers analytics and advice to help leaders and organizations solve their most pressing problems. Combining more than 80 years of experience with its global reach, Gallup knows more about the attitudes and behaviors of employees, customers, students and citizens than any other organization in the world.”

QuackWatch

Quackwatch is now an international network of people who are concerned about health-related frauds, myths, fads, fallacies, and misconduct. Its primary focus is on quackery-related information that is difficult or impossible to get elsewhere. To help visitors with special areas of interest, Dr. Barrett maintains 24 additional sites for autism, chiropractic, dentistry, multilevel marketing, and many other hot topics.”

Critical Thinking

“Discover what 2500 years of research in philosophy and science have taught us about the art and science of reasoning well!”

List of Fallacies Wikipedia

Master List of Fallacies

Articles full of resources:
CSI- http://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/show/online_tools_for_skeptical_fact_checking

Nodes of Science- https://nodesci.net/blog/2015/05/17/a-guide-to-kinda-looking-smart-on-the-internet-how-to-find-and-evaluate-online-information/

Six easy ways to tell if that viral story is a hoax

I’ll continue to add more over time…

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