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Fake News: Tools

Fact Checking Websites

Name Description Link
AllSides A site that focuses on exposes bias and provides multiple angles on the same story to the reader. Link A nonpartisan, nonprofit "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Link
Full Fact The UK's independent fact checking charity Link
Media Bias/Fact Check Media Bias/Fact Check (MBFC), founded in 2015, is an independent online media outlet. MBFC is dedicated to educating the public on media bias and deceptive news practices. Link
OpenSecrets.Org Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the Center for Responsive Politics is a research group tracking the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Link
Pew Research Center Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes, and trends shaping America and the world. Link
Politifact A fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. PolitiFact is run by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times, and independent newspaper in Florida, as is PunditFact, a site devoted to fact-checking pundits. Link A fact-checking site and reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation. Link
求驗傳媒 A HK based fact checking group Link

Images Verification

Name Description Link
FotoForensics Identify parts of an image that may have been modified or “photoshopped”. Link
Google Reverse Image Search Helps find original source of the image or to see similar images on the web. Link
TinEye Reverse Image Search A reverse image search engine. Search by image: Give it an image and it will tell you where the image appears on the web. Link

Websites Owner Verification

Name Description Link
Whois Research domain ownership checking tools. Link
Wayback Machine An initiative of the Internet Archive that captures websites over time and can be used to verify content history and edits. Link