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SIFT: Quick Source & Claim Checking to Spot Fake or Misleading Information

Learn to use the SIFT method to spot fake and misleading information

Tools To Use for Spotting Fake or Misleading News

The resources on this page will help you identify fake news in various ways. Whether it's an app that helps you fact check quickly or an online resource that gives you guidelines to consider, these are all tools you will want to use in verifying sources. Use these tools to:

  • Fact check claims made in the source, and 
  • Learn more about the source of claims made

Fact Checking Sites

Use these sites to fact check like a pro. All of the fact checking organizations linked below are nonpartisan and transparent about their processes and staff.

Identifying Misleading Statistics and Graphs

Often, authors will try to mislead you using statistics displayed in charts and graphs. Learn how you can identify misleading information in charts and graphs.

Deepfakes: Evaluate Videos

This blog article "Deepfakes: What They Are, Why They Matter,” describes deepfakes as

"...a technique in which artificial intelligence-based technology is used to alter or produce video content. Essentially, a deepfake is a video of something that looks like it occurred, but truly did not."

Tools for Learning More

One of the best ways to evaluate the information you read or hear is by verifying it in different sorts of sources. The sites below will help you do that: