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WHAT IS MEDIA LITERACY?
MEDIA LITERACY is the ability to ACCESS, ANALYZE, EVALUATE, CREATE, & ACT using all forms of communication. In its simplest terms, media literacy builds upon the foundation of traditional literacy and offers new forms of reading & writing.Media literacy empowers people to be critical thinkers and makers, effective communicators & active citizens. (NAMLE)
SEPARATE FACT & FICTION ONLINE
Guides from other organizations
MEDIA SMARTS FACT CHECKING SEARCH ENGINE
Fact checking links
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.
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.
Hoaxy - beta
Developed by researchers at Indiana University's Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research, Hoaxy offers free visual representations of how unverified news stories spread, mapping out who has shared them on social media and the degree to which they've gone viral.
A professional networking website where you can look up the authors of articles and books to see if they're credible.