Find Facts Fast

Find Facts Fast is a free text message course designed to help Americans of all ages and backgrounds separate fact from fiction online. The weeklong training offers daily lessons on key digital media literacy topics proven to help people quickly discover reliable information and trustworthy sources across the internet and in their social feeds.

Instructors, including a team of award-winning journalists who volunteer as MediaWise Ambassadors, teach learners how to spot misinformation, leverage digital tools to verify online content, identify manipulated videos and images, practice click restraint, diversify their news diets and avoid echo chambers.

The course is for everyone who wants to improve their digital savviness and contribute to a healthy democracy.

Find Facts Fast is currently available in English. Spanish speakers are encouraged to register for MediaWise en Espanol.

Instructors

  • Vanya Tsvetkova
    Interactive Learning Designer, MediaWise
    Vanya Tsvetkova develops curricula in various formats to teach fact-checking and media literacy skills to audiences of all ages in the U.S. and abroad. Vanya...
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  • Alex Mahadevan
    Director, MediaWise
    Alex Mahadevan is the Director of the MediaWise project. Alex was most recently the Program Manager of MediaWise. Prior to joining the staff at ֱ,...
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Ambassadors

  • Amna Nawaz
    Co-Anchor, PBS NewsHour
    Amna Nawaz is co-anchor of PBS NewsHour. Prior to joining the NewsHour, Nawaz was an anchor and correspondent at ABC News, anchoring breaking news coverage...
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  • Joan Lunden
    Journalist, Best-selling Author and TV Host
    An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, and women's health & wellness advocate, Joan Lunden has been a trusted voice in American homes for more...
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  • Dave Jorgenson
    TikTok Creator, The Washington Post
    David Jorgenson is a video producer, editor and writer for "The Department of Satire" and various scripted series for The Washington Post. He also interviews...
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  • Hari Sreenivasan
    Anchor of PBS NewsHour Weekend and Amanpour and Company contributor
    Hari Sreenivasan is the anchor of PBS NewsHour Weekend, an Amanpour and Company contributor, a senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour and host of the national public television series SciTech Now. Previously, the...
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Contributors

  • Gabrielle Settles
    Fact-Checker, PolitiFact
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  • Maria Ramirez Uribe
    Immigration Reporter, PolitiFact
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  • Isaac Harte
    Teen Fact-checker, MediaWise
    Isaac Harte is a teen fact-checker for MediaWise. He is a regular contributor to the Teen Fact-Checking Network's Is This Legit? series on Youtube.
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  • Alexa Volland
    Former Youth Programming Manager, MediaWise
    Alexa Volland oversaw the MediaWise Teen Fact-Checking Network and the Campus Correspondent project ֱ both national, virtual newsrooms made up of students that produce fact-checks...
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  • Brittani Kollar
    Deputy Director, MediaWise
    Brittani Kollar is the deputy director of MediaWise. Brittani joined The ֱ Institute following a 13-year career at CNN. Her first several years were spent...
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