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Featured Watchdogs
  • PunditFact

    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.

  • Craig Silverman's Buzzfeed blog

    Craig Silverman is a Canadian journalist and the media editor of BuzzFeed, and the former head of BuzzFeed's Canadian division. He has been writing for many years for a variety of publications on media accuracy and verification issues. He is known as an expert on 'fake news’.

  • Hoaxy

    Hoaxy is a tool that visualises the spread of articles online found on Twitter, or in a corpus of claims and related fact checking. The Hoaxy corpus tracks the social sharing of links to stories published by two types of websites: (1) Low-credibility sources and (2) Independent fact-checking organisations.

Featured Tools
  • Fátima

    Fátima , in short for Fact Machine, finds misinformation spreading online and jumps in with verified facts. It uses a database of links to misinformation and corresponding debunkings updated by Brazilian media startup Aos Fatos. It is supported by the Google News Initiative. The tool is available in Portuguese.


    RADAR stands for relevance, authority, date, relevance, rationale. It is a framework that can help you remember what kinds of questions you should be asking about an information source as you evaluate it for quality and usefulness in your research. It’s a good approach to be used to evaluate news sources.

  • AllSides

    “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.

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