Fact-checking tools

In this age of information disorder (misinformation, disinformation and malinformation) it is very difficult to decipher accurate and trustworthy information from non-accurate ones especially if you do not have the requisite skills and knowledge. Well, to aid consumers of online content we have outlined some online fact-checking tools and resources to aid users in their quest to get the facts behind the news:

  1. snopes.com
  2. findexif.com
  3. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fake-video-news-debunker/mhccpoafgdgbhnjfhkcmgknndkeenfhe?hl=en
  4. tineye.com
  5. https://hoaxy.iuni.iu.edu/
  6. https://www.wolframalpha.com/
  7. https://twxplorer.knightlab.com/
  8. https://www.factcheck.org/fake-news
  9. https://toolbox.google.com/factcheck/explorer
  10. https://www.politifact.com/
  11. https://www.factcheck.org/
  12. https://www.allsides.com/unbiased-balanced-news

It is however important to always go beyond what you consume to authenticate the truth or otherwise of what you consume online. Also, be aware of what  is happening in the online space, critically analyse the content you read, and take responsibility for what you share online.

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