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Fake News

How to identify and avoid fake news

Claim: The Earth is Hollow

Let's Check

Fact-Checking

  • FactCheck.org - A "nonpartisan, nonprofit" research center out of the University of Pennsylvania. Their funding information and funding disclosures are on their "Our Funding" page.
  • Politics in America - A subscription database available to members of the Goucher College community, Politics in America provides information about members of Congress and the constituencies they represent.
    • Pro Tip: Profiles include voting records and information about district boundaries.
  • PolitiFact - From the Tampa Bay Times, this fact-checking website focuses on politics; partners with newspapers, television, and radio stations; and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009. Find out more about their fact-checking process on their "Our Process" page.
  • statista -  A resource for members of the Goucher College community that compiles "statistics, studies and reports from over 18,000 sources". If you want straight data, this is the place to get it.

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