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Media Literacy


Remember we are all students and information is power.

Center for News Literacy


Civil Online Reasoning

News Literacy Project

Poynter Institute

Facts or Fake, Media Misuse Today Recording of October 2020 LWV Comal Area public program


Scroll through GCF lessons in digital media literacy

Watch GCF lessons on YouTube

Journalism Ethics and Standards

The Library System at the University Washington maintains a well curated and current list of information on this topic. 

Journalism Ethics and Standards

Evaluate the Source

Media bias and reliability ratings   

This site analyses news sources and puts them on a scale of reliability and bias. How does your favorite news source stack up? 

Online verification skills

Four short videos that explain how you can be a factchecker.

Find Quality Sources Online

Austin Community College SIFT method and instructions for reverse image searching.


"We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania."  

"We specifically hunt for trending stories, images, videos and posts that contain false information in order to fact check them quickly ."

"PolitiFact is a nonpartisan fact-checking website to sort out the truth in American politics. PolitiFact was created by the Tampa Bay Times, a Florida newspaper, in 2007. In 2018, PolitiFact was acquired by the Poynter Institute, a nonprofit school for journalists. Use meter to rate statement from pants on fire to truth."

"Science Feedback is a worldwide network of scientists, registered in France, sorting fact from fiction in science based media coverage. Our goal is to help readers know which news to trust."

"When misinformation obscures the truth and readers don’t know what to trust, Snopes’ fact-checking and original, investigative reporting lights the way to evidence-based and contextualized analysis. We always link to and document our sources so readers are empowered to do independent research and make up their own minds." Established in 1994, Snopes is one of the oldest factchecking website.

Confirmation Bias

What is an Echo Chamber?

In less than three minutes this GCFLearnFree video describes Echo Chambers and how they lead to confirmation bias.

Confirmation Bias

Informative article from Simply Psychology

Filter Bubbles

How filter bubbles isolate you

 In less than three minutes this GCFLearnFree video describes Filter Bubbles and the problems they cause..

How news feed algorithms supercharge confirmation bias

5 minute video with Eli Pariser, who coined the term Filter Bubbles.


Flipside daily email showing different points of view

Read the Tangle daily newsletter summarizing best arguments from different points of view


Media Bias Ratings

News from the Left, Center, and Right

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