Internet and Social Media Reliability Resources

Searcher Magazine often provides link lists to their articles that reference resources. Last month they did a piece on the quality of information on the web. You can read the article online via EBSCO Megafile which carries Searcher. In the meantime, here’s the article’s list of links, including (under Rumor Checkers) our own FactCheck.org, at the top of the list of course.

ALL THE NEWS THAT’S FIT TO POST. OR IS IT? QUALITY INFORMATION & THE SOCIAL WEB by Nancy K. Herther
Searcher, Magazine for Database Professionals Vol. 19, No. 5 • June 2011

http://people-press.org/report/543/

http://people-press.org/report/554/news-iq-knowledge-quiz

http://people-press.org/report/319/public-knowledge-of-current-affairs-little-changed-by-news-and-information-revolutions

http://www.harrisinteractive.com/NewsRoom/
HarrisPolls/tabid/447/mid/1508/articleId/223/
ctl/ReadCustom%20Default/Default.aspx

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/03/exclusive-us-supreme-court-chief-justice-john-roberts-considering-step-down

http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2010/
PIP_Understanding_the_Participatory_News_Consumer.pdf

http://www.stateofthemedia.org/2010/

http://www.ajr.org/Article.asp?id=3768

INTERNET RUMOR CHECKERS

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/05/technology/05snopes.html

http://www.factcheck.org/

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/

http://www.snopes.com/

http://www.cjr.org/index.php

http://mediamatters.org/tags/issues

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