Not Sure Of A News? 5 Fact-Checking Sites You Should Know About
In order to combat misinformation and disinformation, various websites are helping curate reliable information for its readers by identifying fake news. Have a look at some reliable fact-checking websites.
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Not sure if you should trust what you're reading? You can rely on some of the fact-checking websites that are committed to debunking misinformation, disinformation, and mal-information that we encounter on a daily basis on mainstream media as well as on social media. Here are 5 fact-checking websites you should know:
1. Alt News
Alt News is an India fact-checking website launched on February 9, 2017 to combat the phenomenon of fake news. Fact checks by Alt News encompass a wide variety of false information including political fact-checking, social media rumors and mainstream media misinformation and bias.
BOOM is India’s premier fact-checking website. It is a part of Ping Digital Network. It is committed to bringing to its readers verified facts rather than opinion. BOOM is International Fact Checking Network certified independent digital journalism initiative busting fake news.
PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others on its Truth-O-Meter. It is a nonprofit project operated by the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. It has has been both praised and criticized by independent observers, conservatives and liberals alike.
4. Media Bias/Fact Check
Media Bias/Fact Check is a website that rates factual accuracy as well as political bias in news media. An independent online media outlet Media Bias/Fact Check was founded in 2015. It follows a strict methodology for determining the biases of sources.
Snopes claims to be one of the first online fact-checking websites. It has been termed a "well-regarded source for sorting out myths and rumors" on the Internet. It was formerly known as the Urban Legends Reference Pages.