Sunday, October 5, 2008

Some Websites You Might Find Useful

Below are links to 3 websites that might be useful (along with a short description).

http://www.factcheck.org/ - This site is a non-profit and non-partisan site out of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, designed to give you accurate information on political topics.
http://www.truthorfiction.com/search.htm - When you receive e-mails and you are wondering about their authenticity, check here. Just type in the subject line of the e-mail, or a short description of the topic of the e-mail. Truth or Fiction will give you an explanation of the e-mail, including what is true, what is false, and a little about the history of the e-mail.
http://www.snopes.com/info/search/search.asp - Snopes is another site that can be used similarly to Truth or Fiction, to determine the validity of an e-mail claim.

In class, we have talked about the importance of good citizenship when using e-mail. Verifying information received in e-mail, and ensuring that you are not passing on inaccurate information are points that have been discussed in class.

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