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Fake News: Frauds and Fakes on the Internet

There are many hoaxes on the Internet Here are some web sites which appear to be real, but are not. There is also a page with information on checking out sites, and criteria for evaluating web sites.


Welcome to our LibGuide covering fake news and related topics. On this guide, you'll find links to parody news sites, as well as resources to help you fact-check and determine the validity of the information you find on the internet. 

Have questions or need assistance? Please contact the Reference Department at the State Library by emailing or by calling us at 225-342-4913

False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources

Regional Parody Sites

Are these real?