The Trump Twitter Archive is a searchable database containing every tweet from @realdonaldtrump since he joined Twitter in 2009. It is updated regularly, and tweets that are retroactively deleted will remain in the archive.
The Trump Archive, from the Internet Archive, collects TV news shows containing debates, speeches, rallies, and other broadcasts related to Donald Trump. This evolving non-commercial, searchable collection is designed to preserve the historical record for posterity.
"A news, media, and production company created by journalism icon Dan Rather and dedicated to insightful coverage and conversation."
"Dan Rather has created a media company that promotes his vision of real journalism, news of integrity and as he would say a "play no favorites, pull no punches" brand of reporting. News with guts. In these turbulent times, we seek nothing more than the truth."
FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania aiming to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics by monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.
OpenSecrets.org is the website of The Center for Responsive Politics, a non-profit, nonpartisan research group based in Washington, D.C., that tracks the effects of money and lobbying on elections and public policy. The site allows users to track federal campaign contributions and lobbying by lobbying firms, individual lobbyists, industry, federal agency, and bills.
PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. It is run by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times, an independent newspaper in Florida.
"Bullshit involves language, statistical figures, data graphics, and other forms of presentation intended to persuade by impressing and overwhelming a reader or listener, with a blatant disregard for truth and logical coherence. Calling bullshit is a speech act in which one publicly repudiates something objectionable. The scope of targets is broader than bullshit alone. You can call bullshit on bullshit, but you can also call bullshit on lies, treachery, trickery, or injustice. In this course we will teach you how to spot the former and effectively perform the latter." Developed by two college professors at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Stanford History Education Group has prototyped, field tested, and validated a bank of assessments that tap civic online reasoning—the ability to judge the credibility of information that foods young people’s smartphones, tablets, and computers. In this 2016 report, Stanford provides an overview of what they learned and sketch paths their future work might take.
Learning to decipher fact from fiction is a key skill for all news consumers, and libraries across the country are stepping up to help patrons gain the information literacy skills they need. With that in mind, Programming Librarian at the American Library Association has compiled the following round-up of resources* to help libraries deliver their best programming about fake news.
NPR story on how to identify fake news, featuring Alexios Mantzarlis, director of the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter, and Melissa Zimdars, assistant professor of communication and media at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass.
"Well, it’s important to realize that whatever political side you’re on, sharing things that are unconfirmed or just plain wrong tends to weaken your positions, rather than strengthen them. If you’re interested in curating a social media feed that’s respected and thoughtful – and not just in the eyes of people who agree with everything you believe – here are some questions to ask yourself before you hit that Share button."