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Fact Check Sites
"PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. PolitiFact is run by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times, an independent newspaper in Florida"
"The Snopes.com web site was founded by David Mikkelson, a project begun in 1994 as an expression of his interest in researching urban legends that has since grown into the oldest and largest fact-checking site on the Internet, one widely regarded by journalists, folklorists, and laypersons alike as one of the world’s essential resources."
"We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding."
Washington Post Fact Checker
"The purpose of this website, and an accompanying column in the Sunday print edition of The Washington Post, is to “truth squad” the statements of political figures regarding issues of great importance, be they national, international or local."
For Futher Information
Dr. Melissa Zimdar's List & Tips
This Google Doc includes a list of "False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical 'News' Sources" along with tips for analyzing sources.
Web Literacy Pressbook by Michael A. Caulfield
A free, online guide to Web Literacy by Michael A. Caulfield, Director of Blended & Networked Learning at Washington State University-Vancouver. Available online through a Creative Commons License.
News Literacy Course Pack
Links to free instructional content from the Digital Resource Center at Stony Brook University's Center for News Literacy.
A free online game allowing you to test your ability to distinguish between real and fake stories. Developed by the GameLab at American University in Washington D.C.
Media Bias Fact Check
"Media Bias/Fact Check (MBFC News) is an independent online media outlet... dedicated to educating the public on media bias and deceptive news practices."
News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017
September 2017 report from Pew Research Center about Americans' increasing reliance on social media as a news source.