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Challenges Online - Fighting Fake News: Online Resources


This challenge focuses on fighting fake news and misinformation in the context of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In this guide you can find a range of resources to help explore this challenge and address some of the complex questions that it poses.

Library Search

Library Search

Use Library Search to find climate related book and journal content from a range of full text resources.


You can search for books and journal articles related to fake news topics.

Here are some sample searches - but try some some of your own.

fake news

misinformation AND coronavirus


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Top Tip! Refine your search results to online results only whilst you are researching away from the Library

Videos: Fake news and Covid-19

Videos: Ted talks

Library tutorial: Evaluating information sources

Not a coronavirus specific resource, but click above to access our Evaluating Information Sources tutorial. This tutorial looks at some of the main criteria that you can use to judge the academic quality of information that you encounter online.

The CoronaVirusFacts / DatosCoronaVirus Alliance Database


Discover the falsehoods relating to Coronavirus that have been detected worldwide. Database is provided bu the Poynter Institute.


WHO - Infodemic information and resources



Click on the above image for key information and resources from the World Health Organization on tackling the current infodemic.

House of Lords Committee

Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee - Lords Select Committee
The committee is appointed to to consider democracy and digital technologies

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