I mention FactCheck and Snopes as two examples of the many enterprises on the Internet that subject every government utterance to scrutiny in something approximating real time.
Snopes Urban Legends: Snopes aims to debunk all types of stories and urban legends.
Many people check the large database on the Snopes site when they hear stories in order to separate fact from fiction.
Daily Snopes provides a daily email list of stories circulating on the Internet and the message board allows individuals to post whatever rumor they heard to check with the community on its veracity.
Truth or Fiction: Truth or Fiction is a website like Snopes that aims to help debunk urban legends.