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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

    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.