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Fake News


MIMIKAMA

German speaking association devoted to the detection and prevention of fake news on the Internet, with a clear focus on social media. Their motto is: “Expose false reports, clarify corrupted content and react to user problems.”

SNOPES

The oldest and largest and definitely one of the leading evidence based fact checking resources on the Internet.

FACTCHECK

From the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, it “monitors 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.”

POLITIFACT

Fact checking website focusing on U.S. politics.

HOAX SEARCH

German web browser for online fake detection.

THE INTERNATIONAL FACT-CHECKING NETWORK

A Unit of the Poynter Institute which brings together fact-checkers worldwide in order to synchronize efforts and to develop common positions among fact-checkers.

TRUTHORFICTION

Fact-checking resource with the mission to educate the average Internet-user and thereby to defend democracy against its enemies.

Fake News im Netz: Kein Dschihad gegen Hunde

Illustrates how right-wing parties use fake news to stir up anti-muslim sentiment.

- tagesschau, March 19, 2019

BBC Story “The godfather of fake news”

Introduces Christopher Blair – “one of the world’s most prolific writers of disinformation” and explains how fact checker Maarten Schenk detects and analyzes fake news.

- BBC, November 27, 2018

How to Fix Fake News

How a look at social behavior could help preventing fake news.

- New York Times, November 15, 2018

How Libraries are Reinventing Themselves To Fight Fake News

About the changing role and responsibility of librarians in the era of fake news.

- Forbes, April 10, 2018

Can Librarians Save Us from Fake News?

Discussion piece about the role of US libraries in their struggle against fake news.

- Vice, March 21, 2017

Evaluating Sources in a ‘Post-Truth’ World: Ideas for Teaching and Learning About Fake News

A step by step instruction for teachers on how to introduce to the topic of Fake News, Fake News detection and potential damages that Fake News might cause.

- New York Times, January 19, 2017

Public Libraries in the Age of Fake News

A background article about the origins of bad news and the role of public libraries in educating their audiences.

- Public Libraries Online, January 11, 2017

{App} GET BAD NEWS

Playful introduction to the subject of fake news.

{App} B.S. DETECTOR

Identifies fake and satirical news sites.

{Chrome Web Extension} OPEN MIND

Automatically flags biases in articles.

{Special Interest} TRUMP TWITTER ARCHIVE

Browse all of President Trumps Twitter posts for mentioning of “Fake News Media”, superlatives, and personal biases.

{General} MELISSA ZIMDAR’S RECOMMENDATIONS

For analyzing news sources.

{Guide} THE CRAAP TEST

For Evaluating Web Resources

{Interactive Graph} HOAXY.BETA

An online “platform for the collection, detection, and analysis of online misinformation and its related fact-checking efforts”. Provides an interactive, dynamic graph and visualizes the spread of fake news and hoaxes on Twitter over time, including the identification of bot activity.

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