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The Real Deal on Fake News: Fact Checking Practice

How to determine fake news sources from credible ones

What is Fact-Checking?

What is "Fact-Checking"?

To investigate an issue or claim in order to verify the its accuracy and reliability. Many fact-checking confirm facts given by social and political figures.

Activity

Fact-Checking in a "Post-Truth" World

The following claims have been made by both public figures and news outlets. It is your responsibility as fact checkers to trace the source of their information and prove how valid or reliable they are. Using the chart below, locate your story, and conduct brief research in order to evaluating the claim, provide sources that either proves it or disproves it, and give it a "Truth-O-Meter" rating (here's some examples). There are also other fact-checking sites below as a reference.