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News source evaluation: Fact Checking Tools

Real news, sloppy news, biased news, and just plain fake news: What are the issues? And how do you tell the difference?

Fact Checking Sites

Pants on Fire meter from Politifact

These are a few well-known websites that are dedicated to checking the accuracy of news stories, claims of politicians and/or rumors and urban legends.  Try searching for "media watchdog" or "political watchdog" in Google to see more options.

Evaluation tools

Videos about evaluating sources

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