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Detecting Misinformation

How to detect misinformation and critically evaluate sources.

What's in this guide?

This guide has tools that will help you evaluate the information, misinformation, and disinformation that you encounter every day on the Internet. When you click on the tabs to the left, you'll find the following information:

  • Why This Is Important: Why it's important to get accurate information, plus definitions of some key terms.
  • Finding Reliable Sources of Information: Tools to help you find quality information.
  • Evaluating & Fact Checking: Methods and tools for evaluating information and checking facts.
  • Learning Resources & Tool Databases: Extra goodies we couldn't cover in the rest of this guide.