Finding the Truth: Trusted Information

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    Fact vs. fiction

    In today's society, information moves almost at the speed of light making it easier for those who want to spread disinformation, misinformation and malinformation. To be a critical consumer of media in the 21st century, you need to be able to sort through the many competing messages coming from a variety of sources and, through critical thinking, identify biases and agendas so you can separate misinformation from fact. 

    Cut through the noise 

    On this page, we've provided tools, resources and materials that will help you cut through the noise and find the true, factual information you seek. 

    To begin with, here are four widely used fact-check resources. If you are unsure whether a story or claim is true, you can find trusted, verified nonpartisan information at these sites: 

    • Michigan.gov/SOSFactCheck - Provides accurate information about Michigan elections.
    • Snopes.com - Investigates and debunks misinformation, conspiracy theories, hoaxes and more.
    • FactCheck.org - Verifies factual accuracy of political speech, ads, debates, interviews and press releases.
    • Politifact - Verifies accuracy of statements made by politicians.

Media Literacy Resources

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Trusted Election Information

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    Michigan Voter Information Center

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    Michigan.gov/MIVIC

    Official State of Michigan site for personalized voter information

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    Vote411

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    Vote411.org

    Nonpartisan voter information guide, updated and maintained by the League of Women Voters