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Exploring the reliability of information sources including fake news and photos, and social media..

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Welcome to Fake News: Information & Resources


Welcome to the Fake News Library Guide!

There is an incredible amount of information and misinformation available; news and fake news, truth and alternative truths, viral hoaxes, and social media filters and bubbles. How do we decide what is true? What do we share online?

This guide provides tips for helping you to determine reliability of information sources. It will help you spot fake news, evaluate web sites and information, and fact-check resources. There are resources to help you determine if news items are fake... or satire, to detect fake photographs, and to understand potential problems surrounding 'echo chambers' and 'filter bubbles' in social media.

Navigate this guide using tabs at the top of the page; work from left to right, or choose items that are of interest to you.

  • How would you rate your skills identifying fake news? Take the fake news poll.
  • Are you ready to test your skills? Take the fake news challenge.


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Take our 'fake news' skill poll

Poll How would you rate your skills identifying fake news?

My skills are ...

Great! I am a fake news spotting guru.: 2 votes (11.76%)
Pretty good. I know a thing or two about fake news.: 7 votes (41.18%)
Okay: I may have shared a fake resource (or two).: 2 votes (11.76%)
Not bad. I have had problems with some resources..: 2 votes (11.76%)
Rookie. I struggle with fake news resources.: 4 votes (23.53%)
Total Votes: 17


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