• Additional "Fake News" Resources

    Fact Checking Resources

    • AllSides. While not a fact-checking site, AllSides curates stories from right, center and left-leaning media so that readers can easily compare how bias influences reporting.
    • Fact Check. This nonpartisan, nonprofit monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by U.S. political players, including politicians, TV ads, debates, interviews and news releases.
    • Media Matters. This nonprofit and self-described liberal-leaning research center monitors and corrects conservative misinformation in the media.
    • NewsBusters. A project of the conservative Media Research Center, NewsBusters is focused on “documenting, exposing and neutralizing liberal media bias.”
    • Open Secrets. Run by the Center for Responsive Politics tracks how much and where candidates get their money.
    • Politifact. This Pulitzer Prize winning website rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials. Features the Truth-O-Meter that rates statements as “True,” “Mostly True,” “Half True,” “False,” and “Pants on Fire.”
    • ProPublica. Has won several Pulitzer Prizes. ProPublica produces investigative journalism in the public interest.
    • Snopes.  Often the first to set facts straight on wild fake news claims.
    • The Sunlight Foundation. Uses public policy data-based journalism to make politics more transparent/accountable.
    • Washington Post Fact Checker. Although WP has a left-center bias, its checks are excellent and sourced. Bias because they fact check conservative claims more than liberal ones.
    • Who Is Find out who is behind a particular domain or IP address. Great for verifying who is responsible for a website.
    • Google Reverse Image Search An excellent tool for verifying the origins of a photo.
    • B.S. Detector  A browser extension that alerts users to unreliable news sources.

    More Tools and Resources

    Twitter Accounts to Follow

    • @MediaLiteracyEd - NAMLE
    • @NewsLit Project - News Literacy Project
    • @CommonSenseEd - Common Sense Media
    • @NewsHourExtra - PBS NewsHour Extra
    • @NCTE

     

    The "Fake News" pages on GVHS Library website will continue to grow throughout the year. 

    Be sure to check back for more resources!