Founded by David Mikkelson, in 1995 as an expression of his interest in researching urban legends, the site has grown into what is widely regarded as one of the Web's essential resources. It's often the first place to check if you think you have read something online that may not be true, or only partly true.
The Pew Research Center:
"Today around seven-in-ten Americans use social media to connect with one another, engage with news content, share information and entertain themselves. Explore the patterns and trends shaping the social media landscape over the past decade below."
"Misinformation on the web is staggering. It is spread mainly via Websites, Social Networks, and Email. The Hot Topics for such misinformation are Politics, Government Policies, Religion and various Scams and Hoaxes.The guide includes fake videos, tips for analyzing news sources, Website that provide fact checking