Two Truths and a Lie is a parlor game where each participant tells two truths and one lie about themselves, and then everyone in the group gets to guess which tidbit is the lie. On the Internet, however, it seems that everyone is playing 99 Lies and One Truth.
From hoaxes, phishing attempts, novice “journalists”, politicians, and political supporters, it’s hard to know what is true. Snopes.com has been my go-to site for years, as it separates the hoaxes and urban legends from the truth. But there are other resources as well.
Where to Check Political Facts
FactCheck.org: a nonpartisan project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center
Politifact: run by editors from Tampa Bay Times
Where to Check Internet Rumors and Hoaxes
Snopes.com: One of the oldest sources for truth, founded and run by David Mikkelson.
Truth or Fiction: Another classic site, run by Rich Buhler.
Scambusters.org: Provided as public service by my friends Jim and Audri Lanford.