Fake News Information

Fact Checking Tools

Factcheck - A non-partisan, non-profit "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.

Politifact - A Pulitzer prize-winning website that researches the claims of politicians and checks their accuracy.

Snopes - One of the oldest debunking sites on the internet. Snopes.com focuses on urban legends, news stories and memes. Most importanly, they also cite their sources at the end of each debunking.

The Washington Post Fact Checker - A resource mainly devoted to political fact checking. 


News Sites

AllSides - A news site that exposes bias by providing various points of view on the same topic.


Other Articles and Resources About Fake News

Librarians vs Fake News - One hour panel discussion sponsored by the Illinois Library Association, RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System), and Gail Borden Public Library Districk (Elgin, Illinois)

Help! My News is Fake! - Guide put together by the Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Public Library

News Literacy - Guide put together by the Zion-Benton Township High School Library

Understanding Fake News - Blog entry by Bruce Brigell, Skokie Public Library (includes a list of browser plug-ins)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 14:05