Fake News Resources
Resources to Identify & Avoid Fake News
Tools and Checklists
- FactCheck.org: How to Spot Fake News
- Gizmodo: Six Easy Ways to Tell if That Viral Story is a Hoax
- False , Misleading ,Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical “News” Sources: Compiled by Melissa Zimdars, assistant professor of communication and media at Merrimack College: Giant Google Docs of Resources
- “Fake News,” Bad News, & Evaluation Resources : Compiled by librarian Steven Runge at Boston College.
Courses and Lesson Plans
- Stanford University: Evaluating Information | The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning
- Checkology Classroom: Basic (free) or premium (paid) options for teachers.
- New York Times: Fake News vs. Real News | Determining the Reliability of Sources
- New York Times: Evaluating Sources in a ‘Post-Truth’ World | Ideas for Teaching and Learning About Fake News