Evaluating Information

Fake News Fighters

Mrs. Schwander's Lesson on Evaluating Information

Peer Reviewed Articles: What are they and how do you locate them?

Fake News Checklist - a customized checklist to use to determine accuracy of information

Factitious - a game for determining True or Fake News

Checkology - Resources and lessons to learn about the information we consume. Use the link below to create a student account using your Google log-in.

https://checkology.org/student-signup?code=JYTN8-O1LBE-7YS

Fighting Fake News - a great list of resources collected by professionals from Washington state.

Is that a Fact? - a podcast from the News Literacy Project addresses the question, “How can American democracy survive and thrive in our toxic information environment?”

AllSides Media Bias Chart - charts political bias of media outlets

Fact-Checking Websites for Checking Specific Stories

Snopes - a go-to source for discerning what is true and what is total nonsense.

FactCheck - a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.

Politifact - a not-for-profit national news organization which fact-checks journalism.

Media Bias/Fact Check - an independent online media outlet dedicated to educating the public on media bias and deceptive news practices.

AFP Fact Check - a global fact-checking organisation, with dedicated journalists in countries from the United States to Myanmar.


Evaluating Information about COVID-19

Factitious Game on COVID-19 - a game for determining True or Fake News specific to COVID-19

A Running List Of The Latest Hoaxes Spreading About The Coronavirus - from BuzzFeed

Poynter #CoronaVirusFacts Alliance - Led by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the Poynter Institute, the #CoronaVirusFacts / #DatosCoronaVirus Alliance unites more than 100 fact-checkers around the world in publishing, sharing and translating facts surrounding the new coronavirus.

Lead Stories - a fact checking website which is part of the #CoronavirusFacts Alliance.

AFP Fact Check: Busting coronavirus myths - a global fact-checking organisation, with dedicated journalists in countries from the United States to Myanmar.

Snopes: COVID-19 - Snopes helps to discern truth vs fiction specific to COVID-19.

World Health Organization: COVID Mythbusters: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public.

Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction Podcast - CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta posts the latest news about the coronavirus.