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Fact Checking Links
A product of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, this site is terrific for checking up on political claims.
Similar to Snopes but tighter in scope, Hoax-Slayer focuses on email hoaxes, identity theft scams and spam.
A professional networking website where you can look up the authors of articles and books to see if they're credible.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Politifact researches the claims of politicians and checks their accuracy.
One of the oldest debunking sites on the Internet, Snopes.com focuses on urban legends, news stories and memes. the also cite their sources at the end of each debunking.
- The Washington Post Fact-Checker
While focused primarily on political facts, it covers specific claims in-depth and with plenty of cross-referencing.
- Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers
This short, open source book by author Mike Caulfield provides alternative, web-native approaches to news literacy and fact checking.