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Real News About Fake News
A product of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, this site is terrific for checking up on political claims.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Politifact researches the claims of politicians and checks their accuracy.
The Poynter Institute develops resources for journalists and writers, plus offers resources on fact checking and media literacy for the general public.
One of the oldest debunking sites on the Internet, Snopes.com focuses on urban legends, news stories and memes. the also cite their sources at the end of each debunking.
Similar to Snopes but Hoax-Slayer focuses on email hoaxes, identity theft scams and spam.
Parody & Fake
Parody: "The parody of print and broadcast news involves the employment of a variety of print, televisual, and film representations of journalism and journalists for comedic...purposes."***
One of America's premier parodic news sites.
The Borowitz Report
From humorist Andy Borowitz, a column parodizing and commenting on current news trends
Dr. Joseph Mercola
Mercola is a doctor of osteopathy who has frequently been targeted by the FDA for promoting false, misleading and even dangerous medical advice. His site promotes products and his blog includes false and/or misleading information about medical topics.
***Bell, Christopher. "Parody of News." Encyclopedia of Journalism, edited by Christopher H. Sterling, vol. 3, SAGE Reference, 2009, pp. 1043-1046. Gale Virtual Reference Library.