Resources

FACT CHECK RESOURCES

Here you can find links to helpful resources you can use to do your own fact checking. I will update as I find new sites.

https://mediabiasfactcheck.com – Check if your source is reliable and where its bias lies on the spectrum. Some bias is normal–manipulation and false information is not.

http://www.allgeneralizationsarefalse.com – home of a popular Media Bias Chart you may see on social media

http://www.politifact.com – Check the accuracy of claims made by politicians.

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/ – And check on the pundits.

https://www.snopes.com – Old reliable source for fact checking random stuff you see on the internet.

https://www.tineye.com – Check the source for a photo and see if it’s really what is claimed in a story or meme

https://citizenevidence.amnestyusa.org – to examine YouTube videos (explanation here)

https://www.fakespot.com – Check how reliable a company’s or product’s reviews are on Amazon,  Yelp, TripAdvisor, or the Apple App store.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-to-avoid-falling-for-a-fake-poll/ – About fake polls

https://botometer.iuni.iu.edu/#!/ – Helps identify Twitter bots

http://dashboard.securingdemocracy.org – Exposes – Russian propaganda efforts on Twitter in near-real time

https://www.alternet.org/media/vampire-webpages-suck-content-legitimate-progressive-news-sites – Alternet is itself not one of my preferred sources most of the time, but this is a helpful explanation of why I always get worked up about people sharing Occupy Democrats and the like