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How to spot fake news in email and social media
Independent Fact-Checking sites for Fake News stories:
"A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center." The Annenberg Center is a non-profit, non-partisan fourndation. Check out the Viral Spiral tab.
"PolitiFact is an independent fact-checking website created by the Tampa Bay Times newspaper...Politifact is funded primarily by the Tampa Bay Times and the ad revenues generated on PolitiFact’s website." - - from the Politifact website
Washington Post Fact Checker
Rates "alternative facts" from 1 to 4 Pinocchios.
Long-standing site for urban legends and other modern folklore. Good for more obscure "alternative facts."
What fact checkers look for