"PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics.... The PolitiFact state sites are run by news organizations that have partnered with the Times."


"FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania....a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor 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."


The definitive Internet reference source for researching urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.


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Rumor Guard (News Literacy Project)

Read about recent "viral" news stories and find out what's true and what's not.


Students learn how to navigate the challenging information landscape by mastering the skills of news literacy. The virtual classroom's 12 core lessons help educators equip their students with the tools to evaluate and interpret the news and learn how to determine what news and information to trust, share and act on.  (Free access) 

Lead Stories

Lead Stories is a fact checking website that is always looking for the latest false, deceptive or inaccurate stories (or media) making the rounds on the internet.

How to Spot Fake News (and Teach Kids to Be Media-Savvy) from Common Sense Media.

News Literacy Project

ProjectsThe News Literacy Project (NLP) is a nonpartisan national education nonprofit that works with educators and journalists to teach middle school and high school students how to sort fact from fiction in the digital age. NLP provides these students with the essential skills they need to become smart, active consumers of news and information and engaged, informed citizens. 

The Sift from News Literacy Project

Give examples of fake news and misinformation. 


Analyzes news sources from different outlets. The aim is to provide a balanced examination of media coverage across the political spectrum.