Decision 2012: Civics & Citizenship
Measuring the Media
To become an educated voter, it's important to follow news about the election and keep track of what the candidates are saying. But not all news sources are created equal, and sometimes candidates stretch the truth in hopes of winning your vote. Check out the PolitiFact Truth-o-Meter. This site helps voters figure out how much of the rhetoric of the campaign trail is true and which statements deserve closer scrutiny. How does the PolitiFact staff go about deciding if these statements are true or false? Find three recent statements by presidential candidates and try your hand at researching and ranking them as true, false or somewhere in between.
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