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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Fact Checking, Verification & Fake News

This guide was created by the Research Center at CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism

Where Do I Check?

Here are some specific suggested resources:

FactCheck.org - A "nonpartisan, nonprofit" research center out of the University of Pennsylvania. Their funding information and funding disclosures are on their "Our Funding" page.

PolitiFact - From the Tampa Bay Times, this fact-checking website won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009.

Snopes.com - Billing itself as "the definitive Internet reference source for ... misinformation", Snopes.com double-checks a wide range of claims, from urban legends to Internet rumors.

What Comes Next? A Resource Guide zine (and call to action) from Hunter College Libraries. How to think critically about your information sources

The Trump Administration Archive collection of TV broadcasts from 2009 to date, with factchecks