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Fact Checking Sites
A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania
by the Poynter Institute
by the Washington Post
since 1994, "Snopes’ fact-checking and original, investigative reporting lights the way to evidence-based and contextualized analysis"
Media Source Bias Chart (Ad Fontes)
An excellent, well researched, resource for identifying the slant and purpose of a wide variety of traditional and alternative media sources.
Reverse Image Search Tools
Trolls and other Fake News sites and Posts often use stock photos, or stolen photos to give themselves a sense of legitimacy. Fake News also frequently uses improperly labeled images. Doing a reverse image search can find other places where an image exists on the internet, and can help trace them to their original context.
Other Libraries' Media Literacy sites
More from our Library Page
Media Literacy Games!!!
These are great activities to help you practice your News Media Literacy skills.
Did you read an inspirational quotation from a famous person online? There's a good chance it's mis-attributed, or made-up!
Articles of Interest on the Web
Types of Misinformation
From the News LIteracy Project's "Beyond 'Fake News': Types of Misinformation"
"Fake News" is a term that once had a specific meaning, which has been lost as the term has become politicized. Instead be aware of these 5 types of Misinformation.
- False content. : real information presented in the wrong or misleading context; old photos or articles presented as new or as related to something they are not
- Impostor content. : incorrectly cited or sourced quotations; Fake Tweets; intentionally misattributing.
- Manipulated content. : edited photos / 'photoshops', etc
- Fabricated content. : Entirely made up.
- Satire. : humorous or other content that is meant to resemble something real
IFLA - How to Spot Misinformation
Crash Course: Media Literacy
Crash Course: Media Literacy with Jay Smooth
a 12-part Crash Course (see all videos here) covering the history, psychology, economics, ethics, and more, of Media and Media Literacy.