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Fake news and misleading information: Home

Fake news is:

  • Authentic material used in the wrong context 
  • Imposter news sites designed to look like brands we already know
  • Fake news sites
  • Fake information 
  • Manipulated content 
  • Parody content1

More information

Dr. Melissa Zimdars has created a working list of fake news sites. Her list, False, Misleading, Clickbait -y and Satirical "News" sources, also has some good tips for analyzing news sources.

A guide on How to spot fake news, from

Understanding the fake news universe: a guide to fake news terminology, from

University of Washington Library's Fake News guide breaks down the different types of fake news with examples, and lists questions to ask yourself if you are questioning whether something is real or fake. Or fake-ish.

News sources on the political spectrum

The AllSides bias rating page allows you to filter a list of news sources by bias (left, center, and right). It also allows you to check your own bias.

Fact checking sites


Library news sources

Library resources in GALILEO are credible sources of information. Here are some news sources you can use. 

How to choose your news

By Damon Brown, part of a TedEd Lesson: How to choose your news.

1 Definition from "Keepin' it real: tips & strategies for evaluating fake news," by the library at Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles.

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