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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.
Climate Change National Forum Fact Checker
Fact checks information specifically related to the science of climate change and related policy.
A project from the nonpartisan and nonprofit Annenberg Public Policy Center.
From Indiana University, this site helps visualize the spread of fake news and hoaxes.
Rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics.
Researches and debunks myths, fake news, and rumors floating around on the internet.
A browser extension that can help identify unreliable news.
Fake News Alert
A Chrome browser extension that notifies you when you are viewing a potential fake news website.
PolitiFact's Settle It! app helps you fact-check information related to various political issues.
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.
Additional Fake News Resources
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