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There are a number of resources that can help verify if a recent news article or public statement and provide you the background information on the topic at hand. Here is a list of free resources with an objective reputation. 

  • AllSides provides balanced news and exposes media bias. 
  • FactCheck is a consumer advocate for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. It is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. They are also on YouTube.
  • PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials. More can be found on their YouTube page.
  • Snopes is a fact-checking website that deals with information being shared on the Internet. 

 

Here is a thought provoking article from The Guardian about algorithm and media bias and what is being done to combat this for the upcoming 2020 Presidential election and beyond.

 

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