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Fake News: Tools for Verifying News

Learn how to spot and avoid fake news.

Tools for Verifying News

Fact Checkers

Verify Webpage History

Verify Images

Found an image you think may have been manipulated or photo-shopped? Use these tools to check for any digital changes:


Want more tools? Check out the Verification Handbook's List of Tools 

How to Spot Fake News Infographic

Check yourself!

One of the hardest things to watch out for when identifying fake news is our own biases. Fake news is not news you disagree with and just because you don't like what you read, doesn't mean it's wrong. When evaluating news, watch out for confirmation bias - your subconscious tendency to seek and believe things that agree with your already existing beliefs and ideas.

Confirmation Bias

 
Bias can be tricky to identify, even within ourselves. This is because most bias is implicit, or subconscious - meaning we may have biases that we don't even realize we have! One way to test your biases is to take one (or all) of Harvard's 14 Implicit Association Tests.

https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html