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Fake News: How to spot Fake News
Everything you have every wanted to know about Fake News, how to spot it and how to avoid it.
How to spot Fake News
How to spot fake news
Lists of Fake News sites
NPR: Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts
NPR article with tips on hunting out the real from the fake.
Ted-ed: How to tell fake news from real news
Ted-ed blog post on detecting fake news.
FactCheck.org: How to spot fake news
Huffington Post: How To Recognize A Fake News Story
9 helpful tips to stop yourself from sharing false information.
NPR: A Finder's Guide To Facts
Are we really in a post-truth era? Somebody on the Internet said so. Many people, actually.
Wikipedia: List of fake news websites
False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources
Melissa Zimdars, assistant professor of communication and media at Merrimack College, has made a list of more than a hundred problematic news sites, along with tips for sorting the truthful from the troublesome.
How to check the facts
Fact checking links
Full Fact is the UK’s independent factchecking charity.
Fact Check Central
Read, search and share fact checking blogs from across the web.
A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center
Focuses exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims that are made by partisans to influence public policy.
Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-check site.
Award-winning fact-checking site.
Provides multiple angles on the same story.
From the nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the Center for Responsive Politics, the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.
Video: Evaluating online information
Features useful tips and advice on using the web critically and selectively when preparing academic work.
Duration: 5 min 53 sec.
Evaluating Information flowchart
PDF: the CRAAP Test
The CRAAP Test is a list of questions to help you evaluate the information you find. Different criteria will be more or less important depending on your situation or need.
Distinguishing real news from fake news: a guide for students and teachers
Has a handy checklist to help you avoid the pitfalls of Fake News.
Mar 19, 2018 4:37 PM
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