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BEATING BIAS (even our own!)
No tool is perfect, but the tools below help us to check the truth of claims we hear. Are we reading widely to hear all sides of an issue, or just sticking with what we believe? Are we taking our emotions out of information-gathering? Are we using sources with the highest possible reputation for factual reporting?
Open Secrets: Where do politician's get their $? Nation's premier research for where money goes in politics. Flackcheck.org: Political literacy. Recognize flaws in political ads and general arguments. Sunlight Foundation: Making government more accountable and transparent to all. Mediabiasfactcheck.com: Comprehensive resource ranks bias AND reliability WITH receipts! Poynter Institute:Pinnacle of credible, evidenced-based content. HIGHLY reputable journalism.