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​Fake News and Information Literacy

A guide to help you be a better consumer of news.

Identifying Fake News

The resources on this page will help you identify fake news in various ways. Whether it's an app that helps you fact check quickly or an online resource that gives you guidelines to consider, these are all tools you will want to use in verifying sources.

The Problem with Fake News

This infographic shows how fake news can be a problem. Using data from a Buzzfeed News study, the graphic from Statista shows how much more people engaged with fake news on Facebook during the 2016 Presidential election cycle compared to regular mainstream media news.

Fake News Infographic

How Fake News Works

Fact-Checking Organizations

Additional Fake News Resources

Software Tools

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