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11 tools for verification and fact-checking in 2016

From debunking urban legends to exposing political inaccuracies, IJNet rounds up the best fact-checking tools for 2016.

Sam Berkhead | December 28, 2015

Animal Político and Chequeado share tips on covering elections, politics

Dulce Ramos and Pablo M. Fernández participated in a live chat on data verification and coverage of political campaigns organized by IJNet. Review their tips here.

Santiago Sánchez | September 04, 2015

Cargografías informs voters, journalists with data visualization of politicians' careers

An Argentine open-source site uses a timeline visualization to track the complete career of more than 2,400 local politicians, including all current presidential candidates.

Federico Ricciardi | August 04, 2015

Africa Check key to identifying false claims during Ebola crisis, elections

A fact-checking organization with bases in South Africa and Nigeria, Africa Check works to counteract myths and politicians' tall claims.

Ashley Nguyen | May 07, 2015

Sourcing user-generated content in an investigation? A free handbook can help you fact-check it

The European Journalism Centre published the Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting, a 10-chapter manual on finding, verifying and using open-source information. 

Margaret Looney | April 16, 2015

Two apps aim to develop a direct connection between citizen journalists and news outlets

Can startups encourage citizen journalists to monetize their photos and videos by sending them directly to news outlets? Two budding companies — Broadfy and Newsreps — are on a quest to find out.

Ashley Nguyen | March 12, 2015

Advice for journalists on debunking breaking news rumors

Silverman, a fellow with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, penned the new report on how news sites spread and falsify online rumors and unverified information. Here's a preview. 

Craig Silverman | March 05, 2015

Six questions journalists should ask when evaluating a rumor

Silverman, a fellow with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, penned the new report on how news sites spread and falsify online rumors and unverified information. Here's a preview. 

Craig Silverman | February 24, 2015

Free handbook on verifying social media, breaking news now available in Arabic

The handbook features advice on verifying videos and images, preparing for disaster coverage and which verification tools to use.

Natasha Tynes | December 17, 2014

Reported.ly: A new venture that covers news within social media networks

The project will use Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and more to produce "native journalism" for social media communities, rather than directing people off of these platforms to an outside website.

Natasha Tynes | December 12, 2014

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