There’s so much information at our fingertips, but how do we know whether a source can be trusted? These tools can help us find reliable sources and evaluate the accuracy of the information.
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Check your facts
- Get information about Internet hoaxes, scams, and security issues.
- Keep tabs on statements from elected officials and check those statements for accuracy.
- This independent fact-checking website verifies or debunk the most popular claims on the Internet.
Learn how biases affect us
- Discover the media bias of different sources and get news stories on key issues from multiple perspectives.
- Media bias/fact check
- Check the bias and factual accuracy of a large number of news sources.
- News literacy project
- Learn about confirmation bias: the tendency to seek information that supports what we already believe.
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Test your knowledge
Can you determine if social media accounts are run by real people? Take a quiz to see how easy it is to be duped.Visit Spot the Troll