FACT CHECK RESOURCES
Here you can find links to helpful resources you can use to do your own fact checking. I will update as I find new sites.
https://mediabiasfactcheck.com – Check if your source is reliable and where its bias lies on the spectrum. Some bias is normal–manipulation and false information is not.
http://www.allgeneralizationsarefalse.com – home of a popular Media Bias Chart you may see on social media
http://www.politifact.com – Check the accuracy of claims made by politicians.
http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/ – And check on the pundits.
https://www.snopes.com – Old reliable source for fact checking random stuff you see on the internet.
https://www.tineye.com – Check the source for a photo and see if it’s really what is claimed in a story or meme
https://citizenevidence.amnestyusa.org – to examine YouTube videos (explanation here)
https://www.fakespot.com – Check how reliable a company’s or product’s reviews are on Amazon, Yelp, TripAdvisor, or the Apple App store.
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-to-avoid-falling-for-a-fake-poll/ – About fake polls
https://botometer.iuni.iu.edu/#!/ – Helps identify Twitter bots
http://dashboard.securingdemocracy.org – Exposes – Russian propaganda efforts on Twitter in near-real time
https://www.alternet.org/media/vampire-webpages-suck-content-legitimate-progressive-news-sites – Alternet is itself not one of my preferred sources most of the time, but this is a helpful explanation of why I always get worked up about people sharing Occupy Democrats and the like
https://www.factcheck.org/2016/11/how-to-spot-fake-news/ – Tips on how to spot fake news
https://quoteinvestigator.com – Is the quote on that meme you’re about to share really by the famous person pictured?