Skip to Main Content


Try this:

There's a site called What does the name imply? What do you expect to find there? How do you know if the information is reliable?

A quick way to check is to add wikipedia to the address bar.

Try putting wikipedia in the address bar of your browser. What did you find?

What about Buffalo Chronicle v. Buffalo News?

Fact Check Like a Professional

Professional journalists and other fact checkers use the concept of lateral thinking. The Four Movements, or SIFT, spell out what to do:

The SIFT Method was developed by Mike Caulfield for his open-access course, Check, Please.