Fact Checking Fake News


Snopes

Snopes began in 1994 examining urban legends, but has expanded to general fact-checking.

Media Bias / Fact Check

A site that examines bias in media from all points of the political spectrum. It includes a "Daily Source Bias Check" that examines the truthfulness and bias of various news sources.

Fact Check

A non-partisan site that focuses on political claims.

Politifact

A site that rates the accuracy of claims made by U.S. politicians with the Truth-o-Meter.

Allsides

Don't be fooled by media bias and fake news. Allsides display the day's top news stories from the Left, Center and Right of the political spectrum - side-by-side so you can see the full picture. 

False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical 'News' Sources

Tips and tricks for spotting questionable news sites. The list is maintained by Melissa Zimdars, assistant professor of Communications at Merrimack College.

Fake News Guide (published by the Massachusetts Library System)

This guide to fake news is a collaborative work-in-progress in conjunction with the MA Library System and the MA library community.

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