There is a lot of information available to us through the internet, so how do we consume information media (websites, social media, videos, podcasts etc.) responsibly? These sources will help you fact check information you find online and also help you identify bias which influences the types of information sites share and the way it is presented.
Snopes reports on urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.
Reports on the bias of news sources. Reports bias on a Right to Left scale along with details about the rating.
Reports on the accuracy of political statements
This infographic made by Common Sense Media explains how you can look up images using Google.
The Poynter Institute develops resources for journalists and writers, plus offers resources on fact checking and media literacy for the general public. Their teen page has social media posts that other teens have fact checked and marked 'Legit', 'Not Legit', 'Doctored' and 'Needs Context'.
- Society of Professional Journalists: Professional Code of Ethics What makes real news real? In part, it's because of journalistic ethics. The Society of Journalistic Ethics provides a code of professional ethics for journalists to adhere to.
- NPR: Five ways teachers are fighting fake news Five in-class exercises used by real teachers for teaching about fake news
- New York Times: Evaluating sources in a post-truth world Geared for classroom use, this is a sample lesson plan on analyzing fake news
- Carroll University: Post-Truth and Fake News LibGuide developed by instructional librarian Joe Hardenbrook, this guide provides an excellent set of demonstrations and how-to advice on debunking news.
- Shorenstein Center (Harvard): Combating Fake News: An Agenda for Research and Action Conclusions from a fake news conference held February 17-18, 2017 and a plan to tackle fake news in the future.