What is this CRAPP?!


When first looking at justfacts.com I immediately thought it was sketchy because of the layout and it honestly didn’t look as developed as credible sources I have used in the past for school research. However, I was sadly mistaken.  But as you look into the different sections of information and look at their citations, they’re pretty recent with their facts and pulling from credible sources. For example, The Sex trafficking section pulled many credible sources especially from highly respected newspapers such as The New York Times and Huffington Post. There were also citations from various government agencies such as the Department of Justice and U.S State Department. So all in all, I would say they are pretty credible. Looks can definitely be deceiving. If you are trying to be up to date on policy issues this is definitely a good place to start.

Fact Check:

When viewing Fact Check it was obvious that it was strictly political information. And its also apparent that they post almost everyday with new articles and updates. Next, I went straight to their About Us section and read their mission. It was founded at the University of Pennsylvania by a publisher by the name of Walter Annenburg. I believe it is very credible because most things backed by a college has a high level of research and factuality behind them. I get the feeling like its kind of a non-bias, scholar ran, political journal type thing. The other thing I liked was their policy  on the funding they receive. They post the name of anybody who donates over $1,000 and promise to never to let the donation change the fact they will be reporting factual information. This gained them a million points with me personally.


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