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Featured Watchdogs
  • Project Vote Smart

    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.

  • FactCheck.Org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.

  • ProPublica

    ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. We dig deep into important issues, shining a light on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust — and we stick with those issues as long as it takes to hold power to account.

Featured Tools
  • Veracity

    With Veracity, you can perform reverse image search on any image. It allows you to find out what the subject of a photo is, discover where else on the web the same photo exists, even it if has been cropped or edited, root out profiles that use fake photos.

  • Fake News Detector AI

    This Chrome extension is actually built on a neural network, using machine learning to predict whether the website you are visiting is spreading fake news or not. It only runs when you ask it to, which some users may appreciate.

  • Project Fib

    FiB is a chrome extension for detecting Fake News on Facebook. When the user scrolls through their Facebook page, on the top right corner for every Facebook post, it would tag the news as verified and non-verified where non-verified is potentially fake news.

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