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Fact-Checking Sites

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Search the Sites

Some internet search engines, such as Google and DuckDuckGo, have a "site" search function that can help you locate information on a specific site. Here's how you might use it:

Let's say you found an article in "The Christian Times Newspaper" stating that a Black supporter of Donald Trump had been shot in Chicago due to his political beliefs.

To see if a fact-checking site has investigated, you could search for words from the article, adding site:[domain name] for each fact-checking site you want to search. You can put OR between two or more sites.

Your search would look like [black trump supporter chicago OR], as shown in the screen capture below.

Your search results will lead you to a Snopes article showing that the claim is false:

The Snopes article will also show you why the claim was rated false: because the article is clickbait, intended to agitate a reader's emotions and get them to stay on the website. The posting site has a disclaimer that "some stories are satire, and some are speculation." | 503.943.7111 or 800.841.8261 | 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR 97203-5798
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