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SNOPES is a widely recognized and trusted fact-checking website that investigates and verifies the accuracy of various claims, rumours, and urban legends. It provides users with reliable information to distinguish between true and false narratives.

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What Makes SNOPES a Great Storytelling Tool

SNOPES is an invaluable tool for young people engaged in the Youth4Change project because it enables them to ensure the credibility and accuracy of the information they include in their digital stories. By fact-checking their content, young storytellers can avoid spreading misinformation, promoting critical thinking and responsible storytelling. SNOPES empowers young people to challenge false narratives and contribute to positive social change by delivering accurate and evidence-based stories.

Example Use of this Tool for Storytelling

Snopes is not a paid service, but by supporting Snopes with a membership, you gain access to exclusive benefits through your Snopes Account. These include a community badge, ad-free browsing, and the Snopes Digest, a twice-monthly newsletter for members only. All online articles and fact checks will remain free.

You can become a Snopes member by visiting our membership page and selecting the membership product that works best for you. After you’ve purchased your membership, you’ll receive an email with information about how to create your Snopes Account to access ad-free browsing and more.

Step by Step How to Fact-Check using SNOPES:

  1. Identify a claim or piece of information in your story that you want to fact-check.
  2. Visit the SNOPES website or search for the claim directly on SNOPES.
  3. Enter relevant keywords or the claim itself in the search bar.
  4. Review the search results and select the article that addresses the claim.
  5. Read the article thoroughly, paying attention to the evidence and sources provided.
  6. Verify the accuracy of the claim based on SNOPES' findings.
  7. If the claim is debunked or verified, adjust your story accordingly or include additional context to reflect the accurate information.
  8. Use SNOPES as a resource for ongoing fact-checking throughout your storytelling process.

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To access SNOPES, simply visit their website. You can use the search bar to look up specific claims or browse through their articles to stay informed about the latest fact-checks. SNOPES is an essential tool for young storytellers who aim to promote accurate information and combat misinformation in their narratives.

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