Is it Fake or Real?

It is of utmost importance to trust the information we hear, read, and share with our friends, family, and colleagues is accurate and truthful especially in these uncertain times. Below are a sampling of links to sites that can help you identify the truth from fiction. Of course the Chemung County Library District has a wide variety of resources available from our website at: http://ccld.lib.ny.us/databases/.

Verifying the Accuracy of News and Social Media Posts

FactCheck.org
https://www.factcheck.org/

FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Its goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.

Google Fact Check Tools

https://toolbox.google.com/factcheck/explorer

Provides concise search results of the work of fact checkers around the world comprised of journalists and researchers. Google does not endorse or create any of these fact checks.

 Identifying Fake or Altered Images

9 tools to identify fake images and videos
https://newscollab.org/2019/02/04/9-tools-to-identify-fake-images-and-videos/

ASU

A post form the Arizona State University News Co/Lab published on February 4, 2019

This site based at the Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Whose stated purpose is, “on helping people better find, understand, act upon and create credible news and information, and to share it with integrity.”

PC
PC Mag Reverse Image Search Directions for Mobile Devices

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-do-a-reverse-image-search-from-your-phone

A comprehensive list of mobile friendly methods and apps to help determine if an image has been modified and thus become misleading.

Owen Frank, Branch Supervisor

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