•  Fact Checking Sites

     From their website: With over 15 years' experience as professional researchers and writers, the Mikkelsons have created in snopes.com what has come to be regarded as an online touchstone of rumor research.
    Fact Check
    From their mission statement: FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.  It is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.
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    From their website: "PolitiFact is an independent fact-checking website created by the Tampa Bay Times newspaper to sort out the truth in American politics. PolitiFact is funded primarily by the Tampa Bay Times and the ad revenues generated on PolitiFact’s website. PolitiFact also relies on grants from nonpartisan organizations. " 
     From their website:"Debunks email and social media hoaxes, thwarts Internet scammers, combats spam, educates web users about email, social media, and Internet security issues."
    All Sides Media
    From their website: "Unbiased news does not exist. We provide balanced news and civil discourse."
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    How to Choose Your News

    How do you ensure that online articles (not from databases?) are true?  Think HOAX

    Harbor skepticism

    What claims are made?

    If it seems too good to be true or too bad to be possible, it probably is...

    Opt for Validation

    How are the claims supported?

    Did you validate the support?

    Did you fact-check*?

    Authenticate the Author

    What are the author’s credentials and affiliations?

    What are the author’s biases?

    Why is the author sharing this information?

    E(X)amine the Resource

    Who else might have examined the claims?

    What fact-checking sites or experts can you consult?