Discerning fact from misinformation online
Research and technology manager at the St. Joseph County Public Library
A product of American University's Game Lab and School of Communication, Factitious is a fun way to see how skilled you are at detecting misinformation. In a Tinder-like format, you can swipe left or right depending on if you think the news presented is real or fake. You get hints by looking at the source of the article, and helpful tips are given after each answer.
Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers...and Other People Who Care About Facts
This e-book by Washington State University’s Mike Caulfield goes beyond basic information literacy to describe techniques specifically for fact-checking information you find online. If you want to become an expert information investigator, this is the book for you.
A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, this nonpartisan, nonprofit website has the mission to “reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.” It investigates claims by both Republicans and Democrats and fact-checks statements that appear to be inaccurate or misleading. This is a great place to start when you’re trying to suss out the truth about a viral rumor floating around the Internet.