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Featured Watchdogs
  • Media Bias Fact Check

    Media Bias/Fact Check, founded in 2015, is an independent online media outlet. It is dedicated to educating the public on media bias and deceptive news practices. The aim is to inspire action and a rejection of overtly biased media and to return to an era of straight forward news reporting

  • Fact Checker (Washington Post)

    From columnist Glenn Kessler, focusing on accuracy of statements of political figures "regarding issues of great importance, be they national, international or local" is of utmost importance. In a busy, 24-hour news cycle, it's hard to spot the truth behind the rhetoric. We're doing it for you.

  • 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.

Featured Tools
  • Blue Feed, Red Feed

    The Wall Street Journal created the visualisation to provide a stark visual representation of the very different messages that Americans receive via social media based upon their political beliefs and browsing habits. It provides a side-by-side look at how topics are treated within different populations and from different sources.

  • 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.

  • Evaluating news sites: Credible or Clickbait?

    As people rely more and more on social media to get their news, the filter bubble becomes increasingly problematic. In this workshop, students learn how to evaluate whether a news site is reliable. This group activity takes 30 minutes and can be used by different audiences by adjusting the examples used.

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