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Use the tips on this page to learn how to identify bias within news articles and websites.
Fake news isn't always easy to spot. Be prepared to fact-check claims you come across. Pay attention to the source of the information.
Fact Checking Websites
A nonprofit, non-partisan "'consumer advocate' website, funded primarily by the Annenberg Foundation, that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.
Similar to Snopes but tighter in scope, Hoax-Slayer focuses on email hoaxes, identity theft scams and spam.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Politifact researches the claims of politicians and checks their accuracy.
Real or Satire?
Enter a URL to determine if the site is legitimate.
A website covering urban legends, Internet rumors, e-mail forwards, and other stories of unknown or questionable origin. It is a well-known resource for validating and debunking stories in American popular culture.
The Washington Post Fact-Checker
While focused primarily on political facts, it covers specific claims in-depth and with plenty of cross-referencing.