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Communication Studies: Fake News and MisInformation

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 MisinformationBrief overview and list of research studies related to "fake news." (Journalist's Resource, from Harvard's Shorenstein Center)
Center for News LiteracyResources to help students develop critical thinking skills in order to judge the reliability and credibility of information.


Fact Checking Sites

FactCheck.orgA 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.comThis site, which has operated since 1995, fact-checks urban legends, rumors, and news.
Poynter InstituteThe Poynter Institute serves as the world’s leading resource for journalists to engage and inform the public in democratic societies.


How to Spot Fake News

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Media Bias

How to Detect Media BiasFAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting), media watchdog group

Why Lateral Reading?

Lateral Reading In Action