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Known fake, parodic, and misleading websites

Below are a few examples of fake, parodic, and misleading information websites. Use these as examples of what to look out for.


The Daily Dot: Fake News Sites List:  A compiled list of fake news sites to watch for. This list is not exhaustive and may be updated at any time. 

​​The Onion: One of America's premier parodic news sites

The Borowitz Report: From humorist Andy Borowitz, a column parodizing and commenting on current news trends

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Fact-Checking Resources
Library database resources provide published, peer-reviewed information sources. Start your research here, rather than Google. : One of the oldest debunking sites on the Internet, focuses on urban legends, news stories and memes and cite their sources at the end of each debunking.
FactCheck : A product of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, this site assists in checking up on political claims.

Politifact : The Pulitzer Prize-winning Politifact researches the claims of politicians and checks their accuracy.

LinkedIn :  A professional networking website that can help look up the individuals to view background and credentials.

Fact-Checking Sites :  A list of additional reputable websites to help check a claim. From "Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers" by Michael A. Caulfield.

Hewes Library Book Resources

These pre-constructed searches will help you find book materials in the Hewes Library catalog.

Contact a librarian if you have questions or would like search assistance:

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