Resources for learning and teaching about being a savvy news consumer and informed citizen
Test your ability to detect fake news.
From American University's Journalism Leadership Transformation program
Not sure if something is true? Check it out!
FactCheck.org from the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Politifact from the Tampa Bay Times
"Fact-checking U.S. Politics"
Fact Checker from the Washington Post
"The Truth Behind the Rhetoric"
RumorGuard from the The News Literacy Project
"Each fact-checked viral rumor contains concrete tips to help you build your news literacy foundation and confidently evaluate claims you see online."
An independent website covering urban legends, Internet rumors, and other stories of questionable origin. Helpful for validating and debunking stories in popular culture. Cites sources for decisions made, i.e., true, false or mixed.
OpenSecrets.org from the Center for Responsive Politics
Provides data and analysis about money in politics