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Hoax Slayers

Checking Your Facts: Best of the Fact Checkers

www.snopes.com Oldest, highly respected. Started 1994 by David Mikkelson. Owned by Snopes Media Group.

www.truthorfiction.com. Another of the early ones, started in 1999. Family owned. Rich Buhler, broadcaster, founded it and now his family runs.

www.politifact.com Owned by non-profit, Poynter Institute (non-profit school for journalists). Created in 2007 by Tampa Bay Tribune. Large staff.

www.factcheck.org Sponsored by the Annenberg Public Policy Center. Started 2003.

Famous communications/journalism center at University of PA. Staff of former reporters, writers, and editors.

www.hoax-slayer.net Run by small team in Australia. Started 2003.


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