Fake news websites intentionally publish propaganda, hoaxes, and misinformation by using social media to drive web traffic. These tips will help you ferret out the legitimate sources of information.
FactCheck.org is sponsored by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania--a nonprofit, nonpartisan consumer advocate for citizens that aims to test honesty and integrity for voters in U.S. politics.
FlackCheck.org is the political literacy companion to FactCheck.org. This site targets deceptive arguments in political ads.
Snopes is the "definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation."
Politifact is a Pulitzer Prize winning site managed by the Tampa Bay Times Newspaper. "Politifact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics..." Their mission and principles are reported under "About Us".
Duke Reporters' Lab (Fact Checking)
Duke Reporters' Lab features a database of global fact-checking sites and how they identify the chosen sites.