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Featured Watchdogs
  • 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.

  • 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’.


    Fact-checking journalism is the heart of PolitiFact. Our core principles are independence, transparency, fairness, thorough reporting and clear writing. We publish to give citizens the information they need to govern themselves in a democracy. It is focused on looking at specific statements made by politicians and rating them for accuracy.

Featured Tools
  • 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.

  • Know your meme

    Know your meme is a website dedicated to documenting Internet phenomena such as viral videos and image macros. It researches and documents Internet memes and viral phenomena. Founded in December of 2008, Know Your Meme's research is handled by an independent professional editorial and research staff and community members.

  • Wolfram Alpha

    A “computational knowledge engine.” aims “to collect and curate all objective data and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything.” For example: to find facts about past weather for a given place and date, which can be helpful to determine the credibility of claims about a photograph.

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