Fact-checking websites help voters spot 'fake news'

3 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, October 27 2020 Oct 27, 2020 October 27, 2020 7:52 PM October 27, 2020 in News - Local

Voters are bombarded with information during campaign season.

Separating fact from fiction is sometimes difficult.

"It's relatively easy to put together a website that looks as authoritative as the New York Times or as KRGV.com or as any new source. There is a lot of fake news available," said Robert Velez, a political science lecturer at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. "And people are being exposed to it."

Fact-checking websites, including FactCheck.org and Politifact.com, may help voters clear up any confusion.

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