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Fake vs. Real: Identifying & Evaluating Information Sources: Fake Detector

This guide provides you with resources to help you differentiate between fake news and genuine sources of news and information.

Keeping it Real

Use the following online/ free resources to verify your information sources: 

You can even check to see if a particular image has been manipulated:

Regularly updated list of Fake News sites on Facebook:

Closer to home, visit the Singapore Media Literacy Council's website to find out more information authenticating sources and being a responsible global citizen:

Apps/ Extensions

A list of apps and extensions that you can add to your browser to detect fake news:

How to Fact Check Fake News Sites

Pop Your Filter Bubble

What is a Filter Bubble?

  • Your own personal, unique universe of information you live in online. And what's in your filter bubble depends on who you are, and it depends on what you do. But the thing is that you don't decide what gets in. And more importantly, you don't actually see what gets edited out (via Eli Pariser's TED Talk)
  • The intellectual isolation that can occur when websites make use of algorithms to selectively assume the information a user would want to see, and then give information to the user according to this assumption (via Techopedia)
  • Information network that results from sources using its vats of data to offer us what it thinks we want to see and hear (via Digital Trends)

What can you do?

 

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