Why should you act like a fact checker? The video below discusses the Stanford History Education Project research on our ability to recognize reliable information on the Web.
What are the techniques for a quick evaluation of the facts?
Fact Checking Resources
You can use these sites to see if the source of the information you want to use has already been researched.
AP Fact Check "Fact-checking, accountability journalism and misinformation coverage from AP journalists around the globe.
FactCheck.org A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, this nonpartisan, nonprofit seeks to "reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. Politics (FactCheck.org - About Us)."
Medline Plus The National Library of Medicine's guide to fact checking health information.
Politifact "PolitiFact is a nonpartisan fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. PolitiFact was created by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times..." and is now owned by the Poynter Institute.