Safety, Privacy, & Fact Checking

Hacking! Fake news! Learn how to protect yourself and detect online prevarication.

Avoid Scams and Frauds (Vermont Department of Financial Regulation) – Learn about common scams and how to avoid being defrauded online or by phone. Includes links to report incidences of fraud.

Virtual Privacy Lab (San Jose Public Library) – Learn about privacy topics and generate a custom privacy toolkit geared towards your online needs. Toolkits include links, tips, and resources that empower you to customize your online identity. Email or print your privacy toolkit for future use.

Misinformation, Disinformation, and Propaganda: Fake News (Cornell University Library) – Resources for learning about being a savvy news consumer and informed citizen in an era of “fake news,” including instructional videos and links to helpful fact-checking websites.