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About Fake News
Real News about Fake News (Nieman Lab): From Harvard's Nieman Lab, a weekly roundup of the "growing stream of reporting on and data about fake news, misinformation, partisan content, and news literacy."
Fake News and the Spread of Misinformation: Brief overview and list of research studies related to "fake news." (Journalist's Resource, from Harvard's Shorenstein Center)
Center for News Literacy: Resources to help students develop critical thinking skills in order to judge the reliability and credibility of information.
Fact Checking Sites
FactCheck.org: A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center that checks the accuracy of political statements, news, and claims.
Politifact: Run by the Tampa Bay Times (which is owned by journalism school the Poynter Institute), this site checks and ranks political claims.
Media Bias/Fact Check: Aims to call biased or deceptive news and media practices.
Snopes.com: This site, which has operated since 1995, fact-checks urban legends, rumors, and news.
Poynter Institute: The Poynter Institute serves as the world’s leading resource for journalists to engage and inform the public in democratic societies.
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