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FAKE NEWS vs. REAL NEWS: How to Determine the Reliability of Sources

Learn about the credibility of news.

Sites and Tools for Fact Checking

Allsides.com:  Links to news coverage on the same topics from left, center, and right perspectives. Also offers a Media Bias Chart.

FactCheck.org : This organization checks 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.

Opposing Viewpoints: A Pierce Library-licensed database with pros and cons on many different controversial topics. (Pierce College login required)

Snopes.com : This highly regarded rumor analyzing site has been researching rumors since 1995.

Politifact.com : PolitiFact staffers research statements and rate their accuracy on the Truth-O-Meter, from True to False. The most ridiculous falsehoods get the lowest rating, Pants on Fire.

PANTS ON FIRE Truth-o-Meter