“This book belongs in every backpack, classroom, library, workplace, and home.”
- Phillip Jones, Grinnell College Libraries



“Verified is the book and mindset that society needs right now."
- Guy Kawasaki, Host of "Remarkable People and author of The Art of the Start

"A sorely needed intervention into today’s chaotic, often deceitful information environment of influencers, ChatGPT, deepfakes, viral videos, and distrust."
- André Brock, author of Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures

"Verified offers research-based solutions to the ever-present and elusive problem of misinformation run amok.”
- Daniel Willingham, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia, author of Outsmart Your Brain: Why Learning is Hard and How You Can Make it Easy

“Every educator whose students touch the web—which is to say all of us—needs this book.”
-Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Executive Director, National Writing Project

About the authors

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Mike Caulfield is a research scientist at the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public, where he studies the spread of online rumors and misinformation. Creator of the SIFT methodology, he has taught thousands of teachers and students how to verify claims and sources through his workshops.


Sam Wineburg is the Margaret Jacks Professor of Education, Emeritus, at Stanford University, where he founded in the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG), the largest purveyor of free curriculum in social studies, with more than 15 million downloads and counting. His team’s Civic Online Reasoning curriculum has been distributed freely to schools all over the world.