Fact-Checking Sites for Students

By David Kapuler for techlearning.com

One of the biggest challenges facing teachers as they head back to school in the ‘new normal’ of remote learning environments is trying to make sure that students are using research sources that are safe and unbiased. 

These fact-checking sites for students and other online resources (in alphabetical order) specialize in debunking claims and providing objective, researched analysis.

AllSides – An unbiased site featuring news topics from around the world that includes a media-biased comparison chart that shows where the major news providers fall on a given issue.

Deceptive Detective – An infographic from Common Sense Media that helps students become a “online detective” and decipher between fact and fiction.

FactCheck.org – A nice site for fact-checking political news, especially those in which both parties are speaking at the same venue.

Hoax Slayer – Debunks hoaxes regarding email, social media, and internet security, and alerts students to the most recent scams.

NAMLE – The National Association for Media Literacy Education is a great site to find, analyze, and evaluate all forms of communication.

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