FactCheck.org: This organization checks the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.
Snopes.com: This highly regarded rumor analyzing site has been researching rumors since 1995.
Politifact.com: PolitiFact staffers research statements and rate their accuracy on the Truth-O-Meter, from True to False. The most ridiculous falsehoods get the lowest rating, Pants on Fire.
Washington Post Fact Checker: Veteran award-winning journalist Glenn Kessler applies "The Pinocchio Test" to claims and statements by various political figures and political entities.
"...[N]ot all fake news is created equal... [S]ome of it is produced by ideologically motivated activists who are engaging in constitutionally protected political speech."
Dan Kennedy, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Northwestern University, "Fake News Versus False News: Why They're Different, And Why It Matters"
Media Bias/Fact Check - Search a database of 950+ news sources
A list of fake news sites to avoid from U.S. News & World Reports
This LibGuide was originally created by Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill and Lawrence MA. Adapted with permission.