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Since we were launched in 2003, FactCheck.org has received several honors for our work sorting truth from spin in politics. In 2006, TIME magazine named us one of “25 Sites We Can’t Live Without,” and also that year the World E-Gov Forum named us one of 10 sites that “are changing the world.” In 2008, PC Magazine called us one of the “20 Best Political Websites.”

FactCheck.org won a 2009 Clarion Award for presidential election coverage the previous year. We won a 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for reporting on deceptive claims made about the federal health care legislation. We also won that organization’s 2019 and 2020 Sigma Delta Chi fact-checking awards for our in-depth stories about claims made by former President Donald Trump.

The nonprofit Consumer Action recognized us with its 2022 Media Consumer Excellence Award for our “commitment to monitoring and reporting on the factual accuracy of what political figures say or espouse in TV ads, debates, speeches and other forms of media.”

In 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, and from 2014-2019, FactCheck.org won Webby Awards from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for being the best Politics site (the Webbys have been called the “Oscars of the Internet”), and for four straight years, 2007-2010, and then in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2023, we collected the most votes in the Webby People’s Voice competition in the Politics category. That means, among other things, that we have a devoted and motivated fan base, and we thank you.