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[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.

India[edit]

  • Vishvas News is a multilingual fact checking website
  • altnews is a fact-checking website.
  • Boom is a fact-checking digital journalism website.[3][4][5]
  • SMHoaxSlayer is a broad spectrum fact-checking website with verifying social media hoaxes and scams circulating in India.[6][3][4][5]
  • Factly FACTLY is one of the well known Data Journalism/Public Information portals in India. 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).
  • Facthunt is a social journalism platform to debunk misinformation across various domain. User can signup of on the website/app and request for a fact check. A Pool of journalists then verifies the claim and publish an article.

Middle East[edit]

Israel[edit]

  • thewhistle fact-checks statements said by Israeli politicians.

Iran[edit]

  • Gomaneh an online Persian magazine devoted to the investigation of rumours and hearsay.[7]

Jordan[edit]

  • Fatabyyano online platform and a YouTube channel dedicated to investigating fake news and false information in Arabic language. The platform has seveal million followers, and had received an award from the Harvard Arab Alumni Association in 2016, as well as from Queen Rania of Jordan.[8]

Saudi Arabia[edit]

  • NoRumors.net

Asia[edit]

Japan[edit]

  • 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.[9] Awarded Social Business Grand Prize 2012 Summer.[10]
  • 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.[11]

Taiwan[edit]

Europe[edit]

  • BBC Reality Check[12]
  • Full Fact:[13] An independent fact-checking organisation based in the UK which aims to "promote accuracy in public debate", launched in 2009.
  • The FactCheck blog:[14] A fact-checking blog run by the Channel 4 News organization in the UK.
  • Les Décodeurs:[15] French fact-checking blog run by Le Monde.
  • Pagella Politica:[16] an Italian fact-checking website.
  • Ellinikahoaxes.gr:[17] a Greek fact-checking website launced in 2013. Debunks hoaxes, urban legends, fake news, internet scams and other stories of questionable origin.
  • Factchecker.gr:[18] an independent Greek fact-checking website launced in February 2017 specializing in pseudoscience and medical frauds.[19] Affiliated to Ellinika Hoaxes.
  • Bufale.net:[20] an Italian fact-checking website
  • Ferret Fact Service:[21] Scotland's first fact-checker launched in April 2017[22] after a grant from the Google Digital News Initiative.[23]
  • Mimikama:[24] Austrian fact-checking website which mainly focuses on Facebook hoaxes in the German and Dutch language area.
  • Miniver.org:[25] First dedicated fact-checking web in Spain, launched in 2017, with the purpose of debunking fake news. Accredited by Google as fact-checking organization.
  • Faktisk.no: Fact checking site focusing on public debate in [[Norway[[. Set up by rivaling Norwegian media outlets and a part of IFCN [26]

Former Soviet Union countries[edit]

  • FactCheck Georgia:[27] a project of the Tbilisi-based think-tank Georgia's Reforms Associates (GRASS), launched in 2013.[28]
  • VoxCheck:[29] unveiled by VoxUkraine, an online economics and policy project, in 2015.[28]
  • FactCheck Ukraine: launched by the Kyiv-based Ukrainian Team of Reformers in 2016.[28]
  • Stopfake.org:[30] launched by the Kyiv Mohyla Journalism School in 2014.
  • Stopfals.md: launched by Association of Independent Press (API) from Republic of Moldova in 2017
  • Fip.am (https://fip.am/), launched by the NGO "Union of Informed Citizens" (UIC) in 2016 as Sut.am and renamed in September 2018[31]

Australia[edit]

Latin America[edit]

United States[edit]

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