We are 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 TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.
FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg in 1994 to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state and federal levels.
The APPC accepts NO funding from business corporations, labor unions, political parties, lobbying organizations or individuals. It is funded primarily by the Annenberg Foundation.Follow my simple rule of thumb when reading any material. If it seems too unbelievable to be true, it likely is. I run down all kinds of stories on FactCheck.org and am able to formulate my views rooted in the basis of facts. As students preparing to enter a field that rises and falls on science, empirical data and cool, clinical assessment of the facts in the pursuit of answers, this resource will serve you well.