In times of turmoil, it is more important than ever to check your news sources. Below are some online resources to help you separate truth from misinformation, disinformation, and outright lies.
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American Press Institute
You may encounter media today from any number of sources, from traditional news sources to social media to email. How do you know what to trust? Ask the American Press Institute’s six questions and they will unlock whether something is trustworthy.
Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking journalism is the heart of PolitiFact. With principles of independence, transparency, fairness, thorough reporting, and clear writing, Politifact gives you the information you need.
A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics, Factcheck.org monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.
When misinformation obscures the truth and readers don’t know what to trust, Snopes’ fact-checking and original, investigative reporting lights the way to evidence-based and contextualized analysis.