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Fake ​News and Information Literacy: Identifying Fake News

This guide is used in ID 150 Fake News but can be used in any course.

Investigate Your Sources

Identifying Fake News

The resources on this page will help you identify fake news in various ways. Whether it's an app that helps you fact check quickly or an online resource that gives you guidelines to consider, these are all tools you will want to use in verifying sources.

How Fake News Works

Fact-Checking Organizations

Software Tools

The Problem with Fake News

This infographic shows how fake news can be a problem. Using data from a Buzzfeed News study, the graphic from Statista shows how much more people engaged with fake news on Facebook during the 2016 Presidential election cycle compared to regular mainstream media news.

Fake News Infographic

Additional Fake News Resources

How to Spot Fake News

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