Finding the Truth during the Election Season: Links and a Video for Voters

From the LWV Cape Cod Area Symposium: Links to Find the Reality vs Media Manipulation

  “ is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the university of Pennsylvania, 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 TVads, debates, speeches, interview and news releases.”“The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.”

PolitiFact at Pulitzer Prize winning website rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials. Run by editors and reporters from the independent newspaper Tampa Bay Times, it features the Truth-O-Meter that rates the accuracy of statements.

MediaBias/FactCheck at– A bias rating resource with multiple fake news checking apps. It is a source to check the bias of one’s favorite news websites.

The News Literacy Project at Library of Congress awarded NLP their highest literacy award, the David M. Rubenstein award in recognition of the project’s “outstanding efforts to help people of all ages identify misinformation and stop its spread.”

The Media Manipulation Casebook at is a digital research platform linking together theory, methods, and practice for mapping media manipulation and disinformation campaigns. This resource is intended for researchers, journalists, technologists, policymakers, educators, and civil society organizers who want to learn about detecting, documenting, describing, and debunking misinformation, disinformation, and media manipulation.

NOTE: The Media Manipulation Casebook was a project of the Technology and Social Change Project, which was active from 2019-2023. The Casebook will remain at this URL as a publicly accessible resource, but is no longer being updated as of September 1, 2023. It can be found at

From the LWV Andover/North Andover: LWV Fact Checking 2024 Election News