Website review by Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Excellent, unbiased political site goes in deep.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 13+

Just The Facts

After doing some research after reading the adult negative reviews of FactCheck.org, 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 FactCheck.org check out, https://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/about/ and https://annenberg.org/ I did find one group that thinks FactCheck.org is a bias towards liberals, https://capitalresearch.org/ 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 FactCheck.org 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.
age 18+

Too biased

I see a pattern of so called fact checking associated with Trump with a great deal out of context fact checking. In other words, the facts that support the argument are real, but the presentation of the facts is very creative in convincing the reader that the facts discount whatever Trump does or says. If they did this with Hillary, we would see some real contrast. I think this site purposely goes out of its way to try and discredit Trump. Very biased. I would take Fact Check dot Org with many grains of salt. If you cannot use salt, just don't bother!

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

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