TaglineA "consumer advocate" for voters
Year Founded2003
Type or CoverageGeneral
Type or CoveragePolitics
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesGrants
Institutional SupportAnnenberg Foundation
Institutional SupportFlora Family Foundation
Institutional SupportUniversity
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)6-10
Active VolunteersNone
AffiliationsUniversity of Pennsylvania support; content sometimes posted in Newsweek.
Mappin LocationPhiladelphia - Pennsylvania
Principal StaffBrooks Jackson
Principal StaffLori Robertson
DescriptionIn a world of 140-character tweets and political attack ads posted on YouTube information has become easier to access and easier to release. It’s also become more difficult to discern between what information is true and what is false. FactCheck.org rose to the challenge of making those calls in political discourse leading up to the 2004 election and has continued to play a key role in reducing political deception and the spread of misinformation ever since.
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2010/12/factcheckorg.php