Hello everyone! In the world of fake news, fact-checking what you share or believe is very crucial. Fact-checking means checking whether a story's content is true or false. Below is a somewhat comprehensive guide to do fact-checking before sharing/forwarding any sort of story you're not sure about.
Here's a list of various websites which have teams constantly working on fact-checking stories:
Snopes: Snopes.com, also known as the Urban Legends Reference Pages, is a website covering urban legends, Internet rumors, e-mail forwards, and other stories of unknown or questionable origin. It's a leader in fact-checking.
FactCheck.org: FactCheck.org is a nonprofit website that describes itself as a non-partisan "consumer advocate for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics".
Check4Spam: Check4Spam is an Indian fact-checking service. It is also available on Whatsapp.
AfricaCheck: Africa Check is a non-profit organisation set up in 2012 to promote accuracy in public debate and the media in Africa. The goal of their work is to raise the quality of information available to society across the continent.
FactsCan: FactsCan is an independent and nonpartisan fact-checker on Canadian federal politics. Similar sites operate in many other countries, and now Canada has one too. They’re a resource for separating out the truth from spin, distortion, omission, error and lies. Their goal is to inform Canadians, enable everyone to critically engage in political discussions, and encourage politicians to be honest and accurate with their words.
FullFact: Full Fact is the UK’s independent factchecking charity. They provide free tools, information and advice so that anyone can check the claims we hear from politicians and the media.
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(Note: these are information links, all checked and safe. RTP)