I was just reading an article at the NY Times titled “The Lies Heard Round the World” and noticed that it listed several non-U.S. fact checking sites.
We have PolitiFact and FactCheck. org, but sometimes we hear stuff (especially on Twitter) from other countries and have no way of verifying the info.
With that in mind, I decided it would be a good idea to go look them up. Obviously, I can’t vouch for them as I don’t fluently speak the languages of the non-English ones and I’m unfamiliar with their reliability, but perhaps others will come along and do so. I’ll note the language of each site next to its link.
Oh, before I list them there’s one more U.S. site I found: Conservative Fact Check. Yes, because you know how shameless the librul lamestream media is, especially with their toady fact checkers backing up all their hateful, godless lies:
CFC is dedicated to providing a conservative alternative to enormously liberal-biased fact checking sites like snopes. com, factcheck. org, and politifact. com.
It’s a familiar scenario: you receive a particularly juicy story about Obama in email and forward it to your friends. Then, somebody on your mailing list tries to ruin the fun by sending you a link from Snopes which declares your story to be false. What do you do if you know it’s true? […]
I didn’t really spend any time looking around the site, but I figured if nothing else it might be useful for looking up wingnut memes.
Now on to the list!
- FactCheckEU - English. Nice site, even has a handy map with a bunch of little markers. Seems very well organized.
- Pagella Politica - Italian. Not sure how useful this will be, but I included it anyway because... who knows? It may come in handy one day.
- Africa Check - English. This could be a very useful one and is related to Agence France-Presse through its AFP Foundation.
- Chequeado.com - Spanish. Based in Argentina.
- UyCheck.com - Spanish. Based in Uruguay, as far as I can tell.
Based on what I saw and using Google Translate, it seems like politicians sound pretty much the same the world over. Imagine that. //