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First Draft Basic Toolkit
A large collection of practical resources to help journalists gather news online, verify information across platforms, and report responsibly.
Global database of active and inactive fact-checking websites.
First Draft Verification Online Courses
Verification training designed for journalists to spot fake media, fabricated websites, misleading memes, and manipulated videos. The toolkit is also useful to other practitioners seeking to avoid amplification of misleading information. Versions in different languages may differ significantly.
The Verification Handbook
A canonical verification resource. Step-by-step guides on journalist-quality verification of information, images, and video in emergency situations.
Journalism, Fake News and Disinformation
Handbook on journalism and disinformation developed by global experts, including chapters on media literacy, fact-checking, verification, and dealing with abuse.
Witness Media Lab
A project dedicated to the use of video and technology to protect human rights. Particularly relevant are their curation of verification tools, lessons, and resources – as well as advice on various human right topics.
Data Analytics for Social Media Monitoring
A guide to help researchers and activists monitor social media networks and detect manipulation, including tools and methodologies for data collection and analysis.
An independent fact-checking website based in India committed to debunking junk news
Citizen Evidence Lab
A helpful list of toolkits, guides, and information for verifying online information and citizen videos
An independent online news resource and fact-checker based in India.
Interactive site linking to a variety of educational resources, activities, and lesson plans for addressing information literacy. Note that links to Ted Ed resources appear in many languages but are only available in English.
The Oxygen of Amplification
An in-depth discussion on the potential harms of reporting on hateful movements and a guide to “better practices” for journalists writing about these issues in an American context
Proposed framework for assessing news credibility, developed by a coalition of researchers.
The Public’s Trust in Nonprofit Organizations: The Role of Relationship Marketing and Management
Formal non-profit management literature breaking down the types of trust that exist for non-profits and providing guidance on managing public trust.
International Fact-Checking Network
A network publishing regular articles on junk news trends, common challenges for fact checkers, and best practices
The Quint’s fact-checking initiative, focused on debunking junk news in India.
Dedicated fact-checking initiative in India, with focus on statements made by public figures or government reports.
The Trust Project
A civil society effort to develop consistent standards for evaluating the ethics, fairness, and accuracy of news outlets. Good example of collaboration with platforms, as major search engines are set to use this framework in their efforts to surface trustworthy news.
Full Fact Blog
Fact-checking reports on contentious issues in the UK and the state of the information landscape.
Fact-checking Dutch language news articles
Dutch fact-checking resource that provides some information on the ‘how-to’ of fact-checking articles and images.
Safe and smart use of digital media
Website with resources for different target groups on fake news, cyber security, digital literacy, filter bubbles, online polarisation, and much more. Videos, articles and checklists are also available.
A student-driven fact-checking project by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (University of Hong Kong) in collaboration with ANNIE (Asian Network of News and Information Educators).
Strapline Video Series
A video series promoting a deeper understanding of news literacy where issues are not simply black and white. Content here explores how to identify quality information and approach media critically. The project has a primary focus of Asia.
Tools and Methods to verify videos, images, and news on social media
An easy to read article on verifying sources, videos, images, and news on social media platforms. List of links to useful resources also available.
Fighting Fake News
A short BBC Academy article examining strategies for combatting fake news.
AFP Fact Check
A fact-checking website by AFP global news agency, with a number of dedicated journalist debunking misleading content from across the Asia Pacific region and beyond.