Housed within the Poynter Institute since 2015, the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) allows fact checking websites to apply for "verified status" if they meet the criteria set out in IFCN's Code of Principles
Founded in 2007, Politifact is one of the only organizations dedicated to fact-checking politicians. They rate statements on a six point "Truth-o-meter", they report on the consistency of officials with a 3 point "Flip-o-meter", and they keep track of the progress of campaign promises.
Operating in over 100 countries, the Associated Press (AP) is an independent, not-for-profit news organization. This Fact Check guide consists of recent "accountability journalism" articles by AP journalists from around the world.
Founded in 1999, this site aims to debunk myths in the following categories: Politics, Religion, Terrorism, Nature, Space/Aviation, Food/Drink, Household, Crime/Police, Money/Financial, and Health/Medical. Unlike other fact-checking sites, Truth or Fiction does not only focus on current events, but delves into cyclical rumours and myths.
Want to know how that viral video started? Not sure what that picture or saying means that keeps popping up in your social media? Know Your Meme helps give historical context and meaning to internet phenomena.
Are you tired of getting those scam emails? Are you hearing rumours about a particular computer virus? Have you been tricked by internet scammers before? Hoax Slayer, founded in 2003 by Brett Christensen, aims to address and research these kinds of hoaxes. Even though he is based in Austrailia, the content on his site has world-wide relevancy.
Reverse Photo Searches
If you suspect an image you find online has been doctored or edited, you can upload it to one of the many "Reverse Photo Search" websites, which will give you information on when this photo first appeared online and where it has been previously used.
Google Images also lets you upload an image and it will give you information on where you can find it online. You can get detailed instructions on how to use Google's Reverse Image Search at the link above.