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Fake News & Misinformation: How to Spot It and Verify

When you see a “news” story, you need to dig a lot deeper than the headline or the text of the article to know if what you are seeing is fact. This guide provides tips and resources to help you discern whether the news you see and read is real or fake.

Hoaxy Fake News Tutorial

The Principles of PolitiFact, PunditFact and the Truth-O-Meter

Common MythConceptions, by David McCandless

Common MythConceptions - this interactive web page from David McCandless' website, Information is Beautiful presents the "World's most contagious falsehoods"  and can be arranged by category.  Visual bubbles link to the science debunking the myth. 

How to Recognize Fake News

How to Spot Fake News (

Fake News Machine Gears Up for 2020

There's a whole industry dedicated to producing fake US news in Macedonia -- and it's gearing up for 2020.

Don’t get spun by Internet rumors (

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