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SIFT - A Method for Evaluating Online Information: Independent Fact-Checking Websites

Sites useful for quick fact-checking. Click the arrows to scroll.

Snopes.com logo

Snopes is widely respected and is one of the oldest fact-checking sites on the internet.

OpenSecrets.org logo

OpenSecrets.org is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research group tracking the influence of money in U.S. politics.

Politifact logo

Politifact is an independent, Pulitzer Prize-winning site created by the Tampa Bay Times.

FactCheck.org logo

FactCheck.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that focuses on U.S. politics.

AllSides logo

AllSides offers the same news stories from multiple viewpoints, e.g., left, right, center.

Sites useful for quick fact-checking from the Fake News Libguide

How to Spot Fake News

How to Spot Fake News

IFLA has made this infographic with eight simple steps (based on FactCheck.org’s 2016 article How to Spot Fake News)  to discover the verifiability of a given news-piece in front of you. Download, print, translate, and share – at home, at your library, in your local community, and on social media networks. The more we crowdsource our wisdom, the wiser the world becomes.