Student and Citizen Resources

  • Download "The Internet Trust Tool" NewsGuard, a browser extension and iOS/Android app that rates news sites on their credibility and transparency. Learn more about NewsGuard and their rating system.
  • PressBooks created a Web Literacy Course for student fact-checkers and other people who care about facts.
  • Created by the Center for News Literacy, the News Literacy Digital Resource Center provides students, high school teachers, and college instructors with various resources for learning and teaching about news literacy. Students can find video tutorials and other resources which help them to become more responsible consumers of news.
  • Navigating Digital Information Crash Course - This crash course gives students ten episodes of valuable information on how to navigate digital information. Narrated by John Green, the course provides information on topics such as social media and how to evaluate sources and their content. Crash course partnered with Mediawise, The Poynter Institute, and The Stanford History Education Group to bring students this content. 
  • This interactive article by CNN is an all around source for deepfakes. The article provides an interactive quiz, multiple videos and explanations about how deepfakes are made and the threats they pose. See the deefake article here.
  • First Draft News is a global network for collaborative reporting and research. View their Field Guide to Fake News.
  • Hoaxy visualizes how claims and fact-checking are spread across social media. Search Twitter for different queries to visualize claims, or look at popular and trending topics and how they spread. This resource scores accounts based on how bot-like they are, shows major information disseminators, and can display a timeline of how information was spread.
  • Visit LSU Library's resources on Evaluating Sources and Media Literacy - These include important definitions, methods for evaluating information and identifying biases, and information on deepfakes

Curated by Grayce Mores