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Finding and Evaluating Web Sources: Fake News

This guide gives tips and tricks for finding web sources and evaluating their value for academic research.

Fact Checking Resources

  • A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Monitors the factual accuracy of political speeches, debates, news stories and other communications.
  • Politifact: A project of the Tampa Bay Times, Politifact is an independent, nonpartisan fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak about American politics.
  • Snopes: An evidence-based source for fact checking urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation. 
  • Hoaxy: Developed by Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI) and the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research (CNetS), Hoaxy visualizes the spread of claims and related fact checking through social media. 

Fake News Resources

Identifying Fake News

Fake News Checklist

IFLA, How To Spot Fake News,

Other Resources

Lists of Fake News Sites