Facebook, the biggest online social media group in the world, is under unprecedented attack following the publication on 14 November of a 5,000-word investigation by the New York Times alleging a host of questionable practices by the digital conglomerate, that includes WhatsApp and Instagram. The...
Vote Smart is a historic undertaking. Citizens come together not out of selfish interest but to defend democracy. It is an extraordinary gathering of people committed to one purpose: to strengthen the most essential component of democracy and check voting records, background, and public statements of candidates from around the country.
PunditFact is a project dedicated to checking the accuracy of claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers, political analysts, the hosts and guests of talk shows, and other members of the media. It defines a pundit as someone who offers analysis or opinions on the news, particularly politics and public policy.
Checkpoint is a research project at PROTO, which uses a tip line on WhatsApp (+91- 9643-000-888) to collect information that is otherwise inaccessible given the nature of private messaging. The goal of this project is to study the misinformation phenomenon at scale on WhatsApp during the Indian elections.
This is a list of fake news sites. These sites intentionally, but not necessarily solely, publish hoaxes and disinformation for purposes other than news satire. Some of these sites use homograph spoofing attacks, typo-squatting and other deceptive strategies similar to those used in phishing attacks to resemble genuine news outlets.
Thanks to the internet and social media, misinformation travels much faster than it used to, and it can have serious repercussions. This fact sheet will help consumers evaluate the accuracy of what they read or hear, avoid “fake news” and refrain from spreading false stories.
“News and issues from multiple perspectives” (left, centre, right). Includes a search tool that aims to highlight different perspectives on a topic. Not a fact-checking tool, per se, may be a useful resources for discovering different takes on a story. Don’t be fooled by media bias and fake news.