Fact checking fact checkers

Mar 2019
949
1,556
TN
They give examples if you care to read them. Such as:

"The astringently humorless "fact check" squad at Snopes.com just keeps ripping the Babylon Bee website, painting their satire as "misinformation." This time, Ellie Gardey at the Daily Caller forced Snopes to revise their "fact check" and add actual facts"

You're missing the point !! This website is NO LESS "biased" and quite possibly even more biased than you and they claim the others to be. It's circular logic. An exceedingly biased website calling all other similar websites biased !!! You've got to see the irony in that !!
 
Sep 2019
2,454
647
Idaho
You're missing the point !! This website is NO LESS "biased" and quite possibly even more biased than you and they claim the others to be. It's circular logic. An exceedingly biased website calling all other similar websites biased !!! You've got to see the irony in that !!
Of course and that's the point. Who's checking fact checkers and then who's checking them? It's a ridiculous sham and as I stated in the OP if you use a fact check site to validate your position or invalidate mine I won't bother responding.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Izzshemovin
Jul 2016
7,355
6,630
Florida
Fact is the vast majority of these so called fact check sites are nothing more than liberal operatives with a definite leftist agenda. People are waking up to that and I don't even bother to liberals in this forum that attempt to validate their statements or discredit mine with a fact check link. Learn to do your own research and think for yourselves children.

"More and more, major news outlets are relying on “fact checkers” to, allegedly, ensure that the news is factual, sources are reliable, and statements are accurate.

In theory, this is admirable. In practice, it has proven to be simply another opportunity for the media to push their leftist agenda.

Fact checking groups — such as PolitiFact — routinely cast judgments while failing to disclose their own left-wing bias. Their allies in the media try to cast these groups as neutral third parties when, in fact, they are card-carrying members of the liberal echo chamber.

It’s no wonder that the public has so little faith in the fact-checkers. A 2016 Rasmussen poll found that an astonishing 62% of American voters think the fact-check-ers are biased."


Unfortunately the bolded part above is a lie.
There are good, honest and reliable fact checking sites out there.


Nonpartisan Fact-Checking Websites in the US:
FactCheck.org - (Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania). Fact checks political and scientific statements, videos etc., as well as talking points of political parties and presidential speeches. If you run across a claim that hasn't been fact checked, you can submit it to this organization for review. They have partnered with Facebook to factcheck Facebook posts flagged by Facebook users. How to Flag Fake News on Facebook.
FlackCheck, a 'sister site' to factcheck.org offers "resources designed to help viewers recognize flaws in arguments in general and political ads in particular. Video resources point out deception and incivility in political rhetoric."
Snopes - Researches urban legends, Internet rumors, e-mail forwards, and other stories of questionable or unknown origin.
Factchecker - Run by journalist Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post, this site assesses claims made by politicians or political advocacy groups.
Politifact - From the Tampa Bay Times. Researches and rates the accuracy of claims made by national,state and local elected officials, candidates, leaders of political parties and political activists.
Punditfact - From the Tampa Bay Times. Researches and rates the accuracy of claims by "...pundits, columnists, bloggers, political analysts, the hosts and guests of talk shows, and other members of the media."
American Press Institute - Fact Checking Resources - Provides fact-checked answers to widely asked questions and the reliable sources they used to find those answers. Topics covered are: Immigration, Healthcare, Economy, Campaigns & Voting, Records, Social Media Users, Social Media and Web Content, Photos and Video, Crime Public Health, and Climate Change.
WNYC's Breaking News Consumer's Handbooks - Instead of fact-checking specific stories, offers a growing collection of handbooks focused on identifying common misrepresentations in stories on broad topics such as Protests, Islamophobia, Drug Abuse, and more.
Non Partisan Fact-Checking Sites Outside the US
Fact-checking sites outside the US cover issues in their own countries, but may also examine US issues of importance to their country.
Nonpartisan Fact-Checking Websites Outside the US:
Duke Reporter's Lab
- Duke University. Their fact-checking database links to over "...100 non-partisan organizations around the world that...assess the accuracy of statements made by public officials, political parties, candidates, journalists, news organizations, associations and other groups." Includes several dozen fact-checking sites in the US.
EU vs Disinformation: A site from the European Union, created to challenge disinformation coming out of Russia.
Full Fact - A nonprofit, independent fact-checking organization based in the UK.
Africa Check - Produces reports in English and French testing claims made by African public figures, institutions and the media against the best available evidence.
Chequeado - Created by the nonprofit La Voz Pública Foundation. Verifies statements made by public figures and other opinion-forming institutions, and classifies them, from true to false.

These sources rate degree of bias (or outright fakery) in thousands of news sources.
Bias
unreliability. A biased source that uses factual data and cites where it comes from can be reliable. But recognizing its bias will help you interpret its arguments. Interpretations of bias can differ - one person's 'right' or 'left' may be another's 'center'. Check multiple sources and ultimately use your own judgment.
Media Bias Fact Check - Evaluates over 1300 news sources for bias, and rates them on a continuum (left, left-center, least biased, right-center, right) using this methodology. Also rates news sources on how factual their reporting is, and the quality of their sources, using a high / mixed / low scale. Provides lists of news sources that are 'fake', whether pseudoscience, conspiracy theory, or satire.
Websites that Post Fake and Satirical Stories - Factcheck.org has compiled a list of websites that publish fake or satirical stories, collected in the course of their fact checking work. This list is continually updated.
 
  • Love
Reactions: the bull59
Mar 2015
32,465
18,122
Mad Prophet
Fact is the vast majority of these so called fact check sites are nothing more than liberal operatives with a definite leftist agenda. People are waking up to that and I don't even bother to liberals in this forum that attempt to validate their statements or discredit mine with a fact check link. Learn to do your own research and think for yourselves children.

"More and more, major news outlets are relying on “fact checkers” to, allegedly, ensure that the news is factual, sources are reliable, and statements are accurate.

In theory, this is admirable. In practice, it has proven to be simply another opportunity for the media to push their leftist agenda.

Fact checking groups — such as PolitiFact — routinely cast judgments while failing to disclose their own left-wing bias. Their allies in the media try to cast these groups as neutral third parties when, in fact, they are card-carrying members of the liberal echo chamber.

It’s no wonder that the public has so little faith in the fact-checkers. A 2016 Rasmussen poll found that an astonishing 62% of American voters think the fact-check-ers are biased."

That's not "fact," it's pure, unadulterated, speculation with very little evidence to back it up.