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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.

  • 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.

  • Checkpoint

    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.

Featured Tools
  • List of fake news websites

    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.

  • Fake news: Recognising and stemming misinformation

    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.

  • 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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