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Listen to the news

Give your eyes some rest and listen to podcasts to get the latest news or more in-depth coverage. You can listen to podcasts in your browser or download them to listen to later.

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Fact or fiction? Recognize false news stories

With so many news sources available to you, a news story containing false information might slip through. Be aware that not all news is true.

Luckily there are several fact checking websites to help:

  • Snopes covers the stories you come across your social media news feed.
  • FactCheck.org determines factual accuracy of what is said by US political figures.
  • Duke Reporter's LAB shows you fact-checking websites by continent.
  • NRC Checkt checks Dutch news stories. 
  • Stellingchecker.nl reviews news stories and statements made in the Dutch media.