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Reducing Deception and Confusion in Politics: FactCheck.org
February 5, 2008, Volume 54, No. 20



The Annenberg Political Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center that strives to reduce the level of deception and confusion in US politics. FactCheck.org is the project’s nonpartisan and nonprofit website that monitors statements made by politicians in ads, speeches, debates, and news releases. First established in December 2003, FactCheck.org reveals political falsehoods and checks the accuracy of statements made by politicians. Presently, FactCheck.org is continuing to research statements made by candidates during the 2008 presidential election campaign. The website was twice named as one of Time.com’s “25 Sites We Can’t Live Without" (Almanac September 26, 2006).

The Annenberg Public Policy Center was founded in 1994 by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg, with the mission of creating a community of scholars at Penn to address public policy issues.

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