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Fake News: The Facts: Home

How to guard against fake news

Source: University of Louisville Library, Citizen Literacy LibGuide

Fake Media

Where to Fact Check

AllSides Bias Ratings
Provides readers a sense of the political leanings of the source.

FactCheck
A product of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, this site is terrific for checking up on political claims.

Hoax-Slayer
Use for debunking email and Internet hoaxes, thwarting Internet scammers, educating yourself about email and Internet
security issues, and combating spam.

Opensecrets.org
A nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the Center for Responsive Politics is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.

Politifact
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Politifact researches the claims of politicians and checks their accuracy.

Snopes.com
One of the oldest debunking sites on the Internet, Snopes.com focuses on urban legends, news stories and memes. They also cite their sources at the end of each debunking. 

Google fact-check explorer

Search fact check results from the web about a topic or person Search fact checks from the web. search. Recent fact checks. Report Issue. Search. Clear search.

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