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HONR 3020/3030: Candi Carter Olson & Erin Hofmann: Fact-Checking Resources

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Evaluate news articles

Explore media representation across the political spectrum

Think like a journalist

Has the journalist followed the ethical guidelines for the profession in their piece?

Use the S.I.F.T. model

Librarian Mike Caulfield's SIFT model stands for "Stop. Investigate the Source. Find trusted coverage. Trace to the original."

You can read more on his website or skim the infographic below:

Infographic, "SIFT: Evaluate Information in a Digital World"

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Identify fake news

The following infographic from IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) gives you some additional tips.

Infographic: How to Spot Fake News

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Fact-checking websites


Looking for a Missing Website?

Use the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. You can use the Wayback Machine to see previous versions of a website.  It is maintained by the Internet Archive, a digital archive of webpages, books, audio, video, images, etc.  Internet Archive has been archiving websites for over 20 years in an effort to preserve the digital information of the internet. Simply copy and paste the old URL into the Wayback Machine and select the date you want to view