FlackCheck.org is the political literacy companion site to the award-winning FactCheck.org. We provide resources to help students recognize flaws in arguments in general and political ads in particular.
FlackCheck.org is funded by an endowment provided by the Annenberg Foundation to support the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics and by a grant from the Omidyar Network.
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Because historically the dirtiest ads appear in the final week of a campaign, FlackCheck.org has developed this radio ad to remind radio and TV stations in battleground markets of their right to reject deceptive outside group ads and to thank those that have been fact checking deceptive political content on the air and online.
FlackCheck.org presents Orchids to WFXS for its fact-checking segments on political ads.
FlackCheck.org’s Stand By Your Ad program assists you in contacting your local broadcast stations and asking them to fact check misleading or deceptive third-party political ads.
FlackCheck.org presents Orchids to WESH for its ad watch reports.
FlackCheck.org awards Orchids to WFTV for its ad-watch reports.
FlackCheck.org presents a mixed bouquet to WGHP for its reports on political ads
FlackCheck.org presents a mixed bouquet to KCRG for its fact-check reports.
FlackCheck.org presents a mixed bouquet to WLOS for its ad watch practices.
FlackCheck.org awards Orchids to WZZM for its fact-checking reports.
FlackCheck.org presents Orchids to CBS Sunday Morning for showing campaign ads in ways that minimize the likelihood that the ads’ messages will affect viewers’ attitudes.