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Fact checking links
A product of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, this site is terrific for checking up on political claims.
A professional networking website where you can look up the authors of articles and books to see if they're credible.
From the nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the Center for Responsive Politics, the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Politifact researches the claims of politicians and checks their accuracy.
Focuses exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims that are made by partisans to influence public policy.
One of the oldest debunking sites on the Internet, Snopes.com focuses on urban legends, news stories and memes. the also cite their sources at the end of each debunking.
This is Fake, Slate App
Add this plug in to your Chrome browser and it will tell you when a news story has been debunked.
Known fake, parodic and misleading news sites
The Borowitz Report
From humorist Andy Borowitz, a column parodizing and commenting on current news trends
The Daily Dot: Fake News Sites List
NOTE: This list is not exhaustive and may be updated at any time. A compiled list of fake news sites to watch out for.
Dr. Joseph Mercola
Mercola is a doctor of osteopathy who has frequently been targeted by the FDA for promoting false, misleading and even dangerous medical advice. His site promotes products and his blog includes false and/or misleading information about medical topics.
List of Fake and Parody News
Professor Zimdars' original list and criteria, with updates and addenda.
One of America's premier parodic news sites.
What can I do to avoid fake news?