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English 111: Analyzing News Sources

Search the Web

Activity 1

  • Search Google News for information on one of these topics:
    • Immigration families separation
    •  Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria
    •  Voter Suppression midterm election
  • Select one news article from a website or news source you have never heard of.
  • Analyze this article and website using the criteria to the right.
  • Note your observations on the worksheet provided

Fact Checking Sites

List of Fake news sites in Wikipedia

Take a look at the websites that fact-check news stories:



Washington Post's Fact Checker

Univision’ s Detector de Mentiras (Lie Detector)

AP Fact Check

NPR Politics Fact Check

Duke Reporters' Lab Global Fact-Checking Sites

SciCheck’s SciCheck feature focuses exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims that are made by partisans to influence public policy.

FlackCheck political literacy companion site to the award-winning The site provides resources designed to help viewers recognize flaws in arguments in general and political ads in particular. Video resources point out deception and incivility in political rhetoric.

Evaluating websites activity

How To Spot Fake News

Image Checkers