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.
This plugin has been designed as a verification “Swiss army knife” helping journalists, fact-checkers, and human rights defenders to save time and be more efficient in their fact-checking and debunking tasks on social networks especially when verifying videos and images.
Hover over an image, and SurfSafe will classify the image as “safe”, “warning”, or “unsafe”. SurfSafe will also show you every instance of where the image in question has been seen before. You will be able to see if the context of image in the article has anything to do with the original instance. *Note, if the image is not in their database, then they are unable to confirm if real or not.
In 10 episodes, John Green will teach you how to navigate the internet! We’ve partnered with MediaWise, The Poynter Institute, and The Stanford History Education Group to develop this curriculum of hands-on skills to help you evaluate the information you read online.
Are you trying to figure out if a website hosts fake news? Check out this list from Melissa Zimdars at Merrimack College, where she tracks current reports of websites and evaluates them for accuracy and bias.
Melissa Zimdars, assistant professor of communication and media at Merrimack College, has made a list of more than a hundred problematic news sites, along with tips for sorting the truthful from the troublesome.