Parents' Guide to

By Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

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age 14+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 13+

Just The Facts

After doing some research after reading the adult negative reviews of, I find the site to be fair and merely stating the facts, finding discrepancies or exaggerations of politicians on both sides of the aisle. I understand the fear of the site leaning towards who's buttering their bread but, I don't see that bias here. I suggest others who are curious about the Annenberg Foundation's donations to check out, and I did find one group that thinks is a bias towards liberals, But, they identify themselves as an "American conservative and American libertarian non-profit organization and watchdog group located in Washington, D.C.[2][3] It was founded in 1984 by Willa Johnson "to study non-profit organizations, with a special focus on reviving the American traditions of charity, philanthropy, and voluntarism." According to the organization, the group supports "free markets, constitutional government, and individual liberty."[4] It discourages donations by corporations to non-profits supporting what it sees as anti-business or left-wing policies.[5] It monitors the giving of major left-wing donors in the U.S.[3]" Clearly identifying with a political agenda. I've concluded that I trust to give me and my family just that, fact check. It will help us decide who we will vote for and who's telling the truth, that's hard to find.
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age 13+

Should be Required Reading!

Fact Check is a wonderful source for finding the facts related to various rumors and distortions, particularly political information.

This title has:

Educational value
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Like a breath of fresh air, cuts through the political mudslinging and propaganda to provide real, factual information about the abstract claims made by political candidates. Just the Facts is a CNN-esque video report that dissects timely topics such as the creative video editing of campaign ads. With young correspondents and a clean look, the videocasts judiciously use news clips and commentary, making the videos easy to watch and understand. This is probably the department most accessible to kids.

Ask FactCheck is also a clever timely feature and allows visitors to ask the site's staff questions about the political campaign. As far as Web designs go, FactCheck is nicely organized and easy to navigate. It doesn't overwhelm the user with too many features, but instead presents deliberately detailed analysis that's hard to find these days.

Website Details

  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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