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
- Rate my source tool
- Newsguard (browser extension for chrome)
- Common Sense Media – (educator resources)
- That’s nonsense.com – (fact checking)
- Media Bias Factcheck – (check bias)
- Listing of known “fake news,” clickbait, hoax, etc websites
- https://fourmoves.blog/ - (educator resources)
- –This site contains prompts for lessons that are meant to be facilitated in a face to face sessions.
- Fake News Tools from OSoMe
- NewseumEd - Free learning tools on media literacy and our First Amendment freedoms
- Resources compiled by UMASS Amherst
- Surfsafe – (browser extension) for photos
- Great article from Axios on future of fake news
- Lesson plan resources from Easybib
- Blue Feed Red Feed from Wall Street Journal = See Liberal Facebook and Conservative Facebook, Side by Side
- FlipFeed – step into someone else’s twitterverse to see things from the other side.
- Read Across the Aisle (app) – “a fitbit for your filter bubble”
- Politecho (chrome extension) – keep an eye on, and analyze, your facebook filter bubble.
Twitter Accounts to Follow
- @MediaLiteracyEd - NAMLE
- @NewsLit Project - News Literacy Project
- @CommonSenseEd - Common Sense Media
- @NewsHourExtra - PBS NewsHour Extra
The "Fake News" pages on GVHS Library website will continue to grow throughout the year.
Be sure to check back for more resources!