List of fact-checking websites

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This list of fact-checking websites includes websites that provide fact-checking services about both political and non-political subjects.

The Reporters' Lab at Duke University maintains a database of fact-checking organizations that is managed by Mark Stencel and Bill Adair. The database tracks more than 100 non-partisan organizations around the world. The Lab's inclusion criteria is based on whether the organization

  • examines all parties and sides;
  • examines discrete claims and reaches conclusions;
  • tracks political promises;
  • is transparent about sources and methods;
  • discloses funding/affiliations;
  • and whether its primary mission is news and information.[1]

By region[edit]


  • Africa Check:[2] Africa's first independent fact-checking organisation with offices in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal and the UK checking claims made by public figures and the media in Africa.




International Fact-Checking Network signatories:[5]

  • BOOM is an IFCN certified independent digital journalism initiative.[6]
  • WebQoof is The Quint's IFCN-certified fact-checking initiative.[7]
  • Vishvas News is a multilingual fact checking website which is certified by International Fact Checking Network (IFCN).
  • Fact Crescendo is an IFCN Certified multilingual fact checking website, they also have a presence in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Afghanistan.
  • You Turn is an IFCN-certified fact-checking website run primarily in Tamil language.[8]
  • India Today Fact Check - is part of TV Today Network Ltd. The Fact Check section is part of the India Today website but is managed separately and independently from the editorial operations of India Today.[9]
  • Factly is an Indian data journalism/public information portal. Each news story on FACTLY is backed by factual evidence/data from official sources that is either available in the public domain or that is collated/gathered/collected using tools such as the Right to Information (RTI).
  • NewsMobile is a global fact-checker based in India.
  • is a website to expose bias/agenda.
  • THIP Media, the media arm of The Healthy Indian Project , is a fact check website that is dedicated to health information fact check. Apart from being an IFCN signatory,[10] THIP Media is further certified by the HONcode.[11][12]


  • GoHoo: Launched by a nonprofit association Watchdog for Accuracy in News-reporting, Japan (WANJ or 一般社団法人 日本報道検証機構) on November 16, 2014. Crowd-funded approx. 1.6 million yen through Ready For.[13] Awarded Social Business Grand Prize 2012 Summer.[14]
  • Japan Center of Education for Journalists (JCEJ): Fosters journalists and fact-checkers by referring to a Journalist's Guide to Social Sources published by First Draft News, a project of the Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center. JCEJ itself also debunks falsehoods.[15]


Sri Lanka[edit]





  • Faktabaari:[20][21] a Finnish awarded and politically independent fact-checking website, launched in 2014.


  • Les Décodeurs:[22] French fact-checking blog run by Le Monde.
  • Factuel: French fact-checking blog run by the Agence France-Presse.
  • CaptainFact: French collaborative fact-checking platform.


  • FactCheck Georgia:[23] a project of the Tbilisi-based think-tank Georgia's Reforms Associates (GRASS), launched in 2013.[24]


  •[25] a Greek fact-checking website launched in 2013. Debunks hoaxes, urban legends, fake news, internet scams and other stories of questionable origin.
  •[26] an independent Greek fact-checking website launched in February 2017 specializing in pseudoscience and medical frauds.[27]


  •[28] Italian national fact-checking service website and creators of the first antifakenews addon for Chrome
  • Pagella Politica:[29] an Italian fact-checking website.


  • and[30] launched by Delfi and other Lithuanian online media.


  • Fact-checking site focusing on public debate in Norway. Set up by rival Norwegian media outlets and a part of IFCN[31]


  • Demagog:[32] First fact-checking website in Poland, dedicated to fact check political statements. Member of International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter Institute.
  •[33] a Polish fact-checking website.


  • Observador:[34] First newspaper in Portugal with fact-checking section. First Portuguese member of International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter Institute.
  • Polígrafo:[35] Online fact-checking website. Also featured on a SIC news programme.


  •[36] First fact-checking website in Romania, dedicated to fact check political statements. Set up by the Funky Citizens NGO.


  • Comprobado (hosted by[37]
  •[38] First dedicated fact-checking web in Spain, launched in 2017, with the purpose of debunking fake news. Accredited by Google as fact-checking organization.
  • Newtral:[39] Spanish fact-checking organization founded by journalist Ana Pastor from LaSexta. Currently the official news verifier for Facebook Spain.[40][41]
  •[42] Independent Spanish fact-checking organization.


  • Källkritikbyrån[43]
  • Fakta i frågan[43]


  • VoxCheck:[44] unveiled by VoxUkraine, an online economics and policy project, in 2015.[24]
  • FactCheck Ukraine: launched by the Kyiv-based Ukrainian Team of Reformers in 2016.[24]
  • StopFake:[45] launched by the Kyiv Mohyla Journalism School in 2014.

United Kingdom[edit]

  • BBC Reality Check[46]
  • Full Fact:[47] An independent fact-checking organisation based in the UK which aims to "promote accuracy in public debate", launched in 2009.
  • FactCheckNI:[48] The first independent dedicated fact-checking service for Northern Ireland, launched in 2016, checking claims as well as offering training in critical thinking, tools and techniques any member of the public can use.
  • The FactCheck blog:[49] A fact-checking blog run by the Channel 4 News organization in the UK.
  • Ferret Fact Service:[50] Scotland's first fact-checker launched in April 2017[51] after a grant from the Google Digital News Initiative.[52]

Latin America[edit]



  • Bolivia Verifica[56]
  • Chequea Bolivia[57]




  • Colombia Check[72]
  • Detector de Mentiras[73]






Middle East[edit]


  • Gomaneh an online Persian magazine devoted to the investigation of rumours and hearsay.[87]


  • Fatabyyano is an Independent Fact-checking Platform, which Considers the Leading Fact-checking Platform in the MENA region, as Fatabyyano is the First & Only Arabian Platform] that certified by the IFCN.[88] The platform has several million followers, and had received an award from the Harvard Arab Alumni Association in 2016, as well as from Queen Rania of Jordan.[89]


  • Teyit is an independent fact-checking organization based in Turkey and a signatory to the International Fact-Checking Network’s Code of Principles and is one of the partners of First Draft News.[90][91]
  • Doğruluk Payı is an independent fact-checking organization that focuses on verifying the factual accuracy of statements by Turkish politicians.[91]
  • Malumat Furuş is an independent organization fact-checking articles published on printed and online media[92]

North America[edit]


United States[edit]

  • AFP Fact Check USA
  • Climate Feedback, which is dedicated to fact-checking media coverage of climate change.[94]
  • and self-described "advocates for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics," and serving as an educational resource for high school teachers and students, respectively (the latter founded 2005). They are projects of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and are funded primarily by the Annenberg Foundation.
  • Fact Checker (The Washington Post):[95] A project of The Washington Post, known for grading politicians on the factual accuracy of their statements with zero to four "Pinocchios."[96] Created September 2007 by Post diplomatic writer Michael Dobbs specifically for the 2008 presidential campaign.[97] Ceased operation 4 November 2008,[98] but relaunched with a broader focus in January 2011, led by veteran Post diplomatic correspondent Glenn Kessler.[99]
  • Lead Stories fact checks posts that Facebook flags but also use its own technology, called "Trendolizer," to detect trending hoaxes from hundreds of known fake news sites, satirical websites and prank generators.[100][101]
  • Media Bias/Fact Check is a web site that rates factual accuracy and political bias in news media. The site classifies media sources on a political bias spectrum, as well as on the accuracy of their factual reporting.
  • Our.News: Created in December 2016, the platform consolidates fact checking information about news articles and other content into Nutrition Labels for News.[102] It also crowdsources some fact-checking content by allowing its users to contribute sources, reviews, and ratings[103] of news and content.
  • PolitiFact:[104] A service of the Tampa Bay Times - Created August 2007, uses the "Truth-o-Meter" to rank the amount of truth in public persons' statements. 2009 Pulitzer Prize Winner.
  • Snopes focuses on, but is not limited to, validating and debunking urban legends and other stories in American popular culture.
  • RealClearPolitics's Fact Check Review aspires to offer quaternary-level critiquing of such tertiary-level efforts at fact-checking as those listed above. Within its inaugural review item on April 9, 2018, RCP writer Kalev Leetaru said its efforts at "checking the fact checkers" were to "explore how the flagship fact-checking organizations operate in practice (as opposed to their self-reported descriptions), from their claim and verification sourcing to their topical focus to just what constitutes a 'fact.'"[105] Leetaru is a Georgetown University fellow in residence, holding the chair established there for study and promotion of "international values, communications technology and the global Internet."[106]

Fraudulent fact-checking websites[edit]


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