Our aim is to assist people in ensuring the information they receive from the media and online is accurate and truthful. The fact-checking sites listed here are considered reliable resources that members of the public can use for free. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know who else should be added to this list.
Africa Check (Africa)
Africa Check is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization that supports accuracy in public debate and the media in Africa. Its goal is to raise the quality of information available to society across the continent.
A Guide to Anti-Misinformation Actions Around the World
Poynter’s Guide to Anti-Misinformation Actions Around the World offers detailed information about which governments are taking action against online misinformation around the world and how they’re doing so, whether through the law, media literacy programs, bills, Internet shutdowns, law enforcement, investigations, threats, or other means.
AP Fact Check (United States)
The Associated Press is an independent, not-for-profit news cooperative composed of newspapers and broadcasters. Its AP Fact Check examines claims by newsmakers that warrant further explanation or scrutiny. It also debunks misleading or false information in its Not Real News offering.
CORRECTIV.Faktencheck (Germany, in German)
CORRECTIV.Faktencheck is an editorial department within CORRECTIV and works to fight disinformation on the Internet. Its fact-checkers investigate rumors and publish their research results on this page. Its goal is enlightened citizens so they can form political opinions based on reliable information and participate in political discourse.
FactCheck is a political news-and-information project of Georgia’s Reforms Associates (GRASS), a non-partisan, non-governmental policy watchdog and multi-profile think tank. It’s modeled on international political news-and-information watchdog services like PolitiFact.Com and FactCheck.Org. The FactCheck team monitors and checks the factual accuracy of statements made by the MPs and other politicians.
FactCheckIN (Northern Ireland)
FactCheckNI is Northern Ireland’s first and only dedicated fact-checking service. It aims to stem the misinformation, disinformation, and rumors that have the potential to spread rapidly on social media, thus undermining trust in public discourse and damaging social cohesion.
FactCheck.org (United States)
Non-partisan political fact-checker FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, fact-checks claims made by the president, members of Congress, presidential candidates, and other people active in the political realm. Viral Spiral addresses internet rumors. FlackCheck.org is the political literacy companion site to FactCheck.org.
Fact vs. Fake (United States)
Fact vs. Fake is a weekly column by the Poynter Institute that analyzes five of the top-performing fact checks on Facebook to see how their reach compares to the hoaxes they debunk. The first installment of the column was published on January 17, 2019.
First Draft (United States)
First Draft supports journalists, academics and technologists working to address challenges relating to trust and truth in the digital age. It offers a free Verification Toolbox that help simplify and streamline verification for beginners.
Full Fact (United Kingdom)
Full Fact is an independent, politically-neutral non-profit organization that provides free tools, information and advice for people to use in checking the claims made by politicians and the media. It was inspired by factchecking organizations in the U.S. such as FactCheck.org and PolitiFact.
Global Disinformation Index (United Kingdom)
The Global Disinformation Index is a not-for-profit organization that aims to create the first global rating system for media around the world by assigning a rating to each source based on the source’s probability of carrying disinformation.
LeadStories is a fact-checking and debunking website. It specifically hunts for trending stories from known fake news, satire or prank websites in order to debunk them as quickly as possible.
International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN)
IFCN, hosted by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, is a forum for fact-checkers. IFCN coordinates International Fact-Checking Day in partnership with fact-checking organizations around the world.
Media Bias/Fact Check (United States)
Independent, non-partisan fact-checker MBFC News is dedicated to educating the public about media bias and deceptive news practices. Its methodology is described here.
Media Matters (United States)
Partisan fact-checker Media Matters is a fact-checking and media watchdog group that monitors media for conservative news that is inaccurate, unreliable, or not credible.
Our.News is a social platform that combats misinformation by crowdsourcing fact-checking and news ratings. Its ‘Nutrition Labels’ attach to every news story, on any topic and from any source, making it easy to fact check and place ratings on news and content.
Open Secrets (United States)
Non-partisan political fact-checker Open Secrets focuses on tracking money in U.S. politics and examines the effects on elections and public policy. It champions transparency and and exposes disproportionate or undue influence on public policy.
Politifact (United States)
Non-partisan political fact-checker Politifact fact-checks claims by politicians, political political parties, PACs and advocacy groups. It rates the accuracy of these claims on its Truth-O-Meter, which ranges from “True,” and “Mostly True” to “Half True,” “False” and “Pants on Fire.”
RMIT ABC Fact Check (Australia)
RMIT ABC Fact Check is a partnership between RMIT University and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, a publicly funded, independent media organization. It determines the accuracy of claims by politicians, public figures, advocacy groups and institutions engaged in the public debate.
Science Feedback (Global)
Scientific Feedback is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization verifying the credibility of influential claims and media coverage that claims to be scientific. Its mission is to help create an Internet where users have access to scientifically sound and trustworthy information. It also provides feedback to editors and journalists about the credibility of information published by their outlets. Science Feedback offers two fact-checking projects, ClimateFeedback.org and HealthFeedback.org, both which feature worldwide networks of scientists sorting fact from fiction in climate change media coverage health and medical media coverage, respectively.
Snopes (United States)
Independent, non-partisan fact-checker Snopes is a website that researches rumors, news and legends to determine their accuracy. It has a special section that lists articles deemed fake news.
South Asia Check (Nepal and South Asia)
South Asia Check is an independent, non-partisan non-profit, which that aims to promote accuracy and accountability in public debate. It examine statements made by public figures in Nepal and occasionally across South Asia in order to promote transparency, truth and accountability in politics and media in the region. South Asia Check is an initiative of NGO Panos South Asia.
The initial goal of Stopfake.org was to verify and refute disinformation and propaganda about events in Ukraine that were being circulated in the media, but it eventually grew into an information hub that examines and analyzes all aspects of Kremlin propaganda.
The Conversation’s FactCheck (Australia)
The Conversation FactCheck builds in extra checks and balances, such as a blind peer review by a second academic expert and additional checking processes and editorial oversight, into its fact-checking process, explained here. Accredited by the International Fact-Checking Network, an alliance of fact-checkers hosted at the Poynter Institute in the U.S.
TruthOrFiction.com (United States)
Non-partisan fact-checker TruthOrFiction’s mission is to debunk propaganda, disinformation, and misinformation, offer context and nuance to help people better understand where to look next, and trace the effects of so-called “fake news” around the world so they can better understand how to tell the real from the false.
Washington Post’s Fact Checker (United States)
The Washington Post‘s non-partisan political fact-checker Fact Checker website, and its accompanying column appearing, in the Sunday print edition of the Post, is run by journalist Glenn Kessler. It examines statements of importance by political figures and government officials, both in the U.S. and abroad. Accredited by the International Fact-Checking Network, an alliance of fact-checkers hosted at the Poynter Institute in the U.S.