Description: People send in suspected hoaxes, doctored images, and fake websites. Then, Politico’s team works to determine the truth.
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Use: Reading something you suspect could be fake? Pop keywords into this database to see if it’s been investigated by Politico. If not, visit this link for a submission form.
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Lima, C & Briz, A. (2018). Is it true? A fake news database. Politico. https://www.politico.com/interactives/2018/is-this-true