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Fake News / Evaluating Online Information

Websites and Other Resources

For more information and resources about fake news and how to evaluate online resources check out these wesbites:


The Media Bias Chart

The Media Bias Chart

Check your media bias with the updated Media Bias Chart from Ad Fontes Media. The chart visualizes the media landscape according to quality and bias, covering most major news sources.

 

Calling Bullshit

Calling Bullshit

Online project providing courses, videos, and tutorials that help users to challenge any language, statistical figures, data graphics intended to persuade a reader or listener, with a blatant disregard for truth and logical coherence.

 

NewseumED

NewseumED

Sign up for a free account to access the Newseum's educational content including lessons, digital artifacts, videos and other educational tools about news and media literacy.

 

Center for News Literacy

The Center for News Literacy

From Stony Brook University School of Journalism, the Center for News Literacy produces digital resources, courses and research to help students judge the reliability and credibility of online information.

 

Fact Checking Resources

How can you verify whether the information you're seeing online is accurate? Try out some of these librarian-recommended fact-checking websites.


Snopes

Snopes

One of the earliest fact-checking websites, Snopes focuses on researching and fact-checking urban legends and misinformation.

 

Politifact

Politifact

Operated by the Poynter Institute, Politifact focuses on rating the accuracy of statements made by politicians.

 

Fact Check

FactCheck

A project from the Annenberg Public Policy Center. FactCheck is a non-profit organization that monitors the communications from US politicians and poltical groups for factual accuracy.

 

SciCheck

SciCheck

A sister project to FactCheck that launched in 2015. SciCheck focuses on identifying false and misleading scientific claims made in an attempt to influence public policy.