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Workshop: Identifying disinformation on social media: Resources

Investigative Journalism Sites

Fact-checking Sites

Use fact-checking resources like these to help you determine whether what you read or hear is true. But keep in mind that even fact-checking websites should be examined critically. 

    Checks the accuracy of political statements, news, and claims. A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

  • LinkedIn
    This professional networking site can be used to check the qualifications and expertise of authors.

  • Media Bias / Fact Check
    Aims to call biased or deceptive news and media practices

  • PolitiFact
    Nonpartisan fact-checking website to sort out the truth in American politics. The site's "Truth-o-meter" helps separate "fact from fiction" in political statements, including advertisements, from races around the country.

  • The Poynter Institute / Fact-Checking Resources
    The world’s leading resource for journalists to engage and inform the public in democratic societies.

    Since 1995 this site has been used to fact-check "urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation."

  • Washington Post Fact Checker
    Fact checks political and governmental topics.

Ukraine and Russia

Media Suppression in Russia

Russian Disinformation Campaigns

Truth and Misinformation in Ukraine's Fog of War