Fact Checking the Internet

​From hoaxes, phishing attempts, novice “journalists”, politicians, and political supporters, it’s hard to know what is true. Snopes.com has been my go-to site for years, as it separates the hoaxes and urban legends from the truth. But there are other resources as well.

​Where to Check Political Facts
FactCheck.org: a nonpartisan project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center
Politifact: run by editors from Tampa Bay Times

Where to Check Internet Rumors and Hoaxes
Snopes.com: One of the oldest sources for truth, founded and run by David Mikkelson.
Truth or Fiction: Another classic site, run by Rich Buhler.
Scambusters.org: Provided as public service by my friends Jim and Audri Lanford.

Citation for this Article
​Feldman, Barbara. "Two Truths and a Lie: How to Fact Check the Internet." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 8 Aug. 2016. Web. 27 Nov. 2016.