How to Do Your Own Accurate Fact Checking
Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
In its exemplary form, it is based on universal intellectual values that transcend subject matter divisions: clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, good reasons, depth, breadth, and fairness.
"Fake News" & Misinformation
- FactCheck.orgA product of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, this site is useful for checking on political claims.
- PolitifactThe Pulitzer Prize-winning Politifact researches the claims of politicians and checks their accuracy.
- Snopes.comOne of the oldest debunking sites on the Internet, Snopes.com focuses on urban legends, news stories and memes. They also cite their sources at the end of each debunking.
- Washington Post Fact CheckerThe purpose of this website is to ‘truth squad’ the statements of political figures regarding issues of great importance, be they national, international or local.
Chrome Fake News Detector Simple extension that shows an alert when you visit a site known for spreading fake news.
Chrome Know News Monitors for unreputable sites and displays a browser notification based on a reliability score (1-10)
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