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Here are links to a number of sites with information and resources related to evaluating online media sites and identifying fake news. You can test your own ability to tell fake news from real, examine famous internet hoax sites to look for clues that belie their authenticity, or add a browser extension that will help you to see if you are in your own Facebook "filter bubble."
Quiz: Can You Spot the Fake US Election News Stories?
A short quiz (from the Guardian newspaper) that challenges readers to distinguish fake election stories from real ones. See how you do!
Blue Feed, Red Feed
A site from the Wall Street Journal that allows users to see a liberal Facebook feed and a conservative Facebook feed, side by side in real time.
A Browser Extension That Shows You Your Filter Bubble
A brief article about (and link to) a Chrome browser extension that uses your Facebook data to create a visualization of the political leanings of your friends and the publications they post from.
A free 122-page book that provides tools, techniques and guidelines for assessing user-generated content. Though designed to help verify social media posts during emergencies, much is applicable to evaluating fake news and other online media.
11 Hilarious Hoax Sites to Test Website Evaluation
Links to 11 internet hoax webpages that are often used to teach students about evaluating online resources and media. Most are pretty funny, and some are very convincing.
List of Fake News Websites
A list of sites that generate "fake news" stories. From Wikipedia.
Fake News Articles from "The Daily Dot"
All of the articles tagged with the phrase "fake news" on the internet news site "The Daily Dot."
Glossary: The Language of News Literacy
Definitions of many important concepts and terms related to evaluating and understanding news media. From Stony Brook University's Center for News Literacy.
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