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Fact Checking - Duke's Reporters' Lab

Duke's Reporters’ Lab is a center for journalism research in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University the focus of fact-checking. See more at About the Lab.  The Lab explains its process here: How We Identify Fact-Checkers

Use the clickable map or geographical list to discover fact-checking organizations around the world.  

Fact Checking - Rating Media Bias

AllSides enables readers to "easily identify bias and similarities in fact checking coverage."   AllSides does not check news for accuracy, it rates media outlets according to the types of bias to which fact checkers are most prone.  AllSides developed the AllSides Fact Check Bias Chart™ which rates 1400 media outlets for bias.

See more from AllSides: Media Bias  |  Bias Ratings  |  Media Bias Chart  |  Fact Check Bias  |  Rate Your Bias  |  Types of Bias  |  News  |  News Curation Principles  |  Methods

Check AllSides' daily Misinformation Watch: Israel-Gaza Conflict.

Below is a live feed of daily news from AllSides.

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Fact Checking - Fact Checking Organizations

Fact Checking - Web-based tools, Apps, & Extensions

  • Duke's Reporters’ Lab
    • The FactStream iOS app brings together the work of three of the largest U.S. fact-checking organizations, The Washington Post, PolitiFact and  Download in the Apple App Store.
  • Neiman Lab
    • Mobile Majority blog offers up-to-date information on how mobile technology is impacting news production and consumption. 
  • AllSides offers this list of apps and extensions that integrate its media bias ratings.

The following is a list of resources from the RAND Corporation's Countering Truth Decay initiative.  See a list of Anti-Disinformation Tools by Category here.

  • Captain Factweb-based collection of tools designed for collaborative verification of internet content; includes a browser extension that provides a video overlay to internet videos with sources and contextual information, as well as icons showing the credibility based on user votes 
  • ClaimBusterweb-based automated, live fact-checking tool; relies on natural language processing and supervised learning (based on a human-coded dataset) to identify factual and false information; app available for Slack
  • Digital Polarization Initiative:  allows for the crowdsourced verification of claims submitted by university students
  • Duke Videofactchecking Toolbrowser extension that will provide live factchecking of information on television 
  • Glorious Contextubotverification and fact-checking tool that identifies the sources of audio and video content
  • Hoaxy (Observatory on Social Media)web-based tool that visualizes the spread of articles online; searches for claims and fact-checking going back to 2016; tracks the sharing of links to stories from low-credibility sources and independent fact-checking organizations 
  • Lead Stories FactCheckerweb-based fact-checking platform that identifies false or misleading stories, rumors, and conspiracies by using its Trendolizer technology to identify trending content that is then fact-checked by their team of journalists
  • Misinformation Detectorweb-based "decentralized trust protocol" blockchain tool that is designed to track the credibility of news; tool measures trust by analyzing the content and what it is linked to, establishing a network of how the content is spread across media organizations
  • Our.Newswebsite, browser extension, and app that provides fact-checking through crowdsourcing; content is rated based on "spin," "trust," "accuracy," and "relevance"; bias-detection algorithms are used to weight user ratings 
  • Polygraph (BBG)web-based fact-checking platform that relies on journalists to research government statements and reports, along with statements by high-profile individuals; classifies the reports based on their measure of credibility and provides additional context
  • Share the Facts Widget
    • "Share the Facts" is a web-based widget and Slack application that provides readers with a summary of a fact-checked article, highlighting the claim that is checked and the conclusion. 
  • Truth Gogglesweb-based tool aimed at presenting factual content to partisan audiences by asking users to read claims, then engage with PolitiFact analysis of those claims, then read the claims again
  • TV News Fact Checkan initiative developing an archive of digital media, ranging from web pages, books and texts, audio recordings, videos, images, and software programs
  • Video Verification Plugin (InVid)plug-in toolkit designed to assist fact-checking through video verification; tool provides users with contextual information on videos, reverse image searching, video metadata, video copyright information, along with other features to assist in verifying content

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