A collection of tools that monitor misinformation: the Iffy Quotient social media tracker, the CoVaxxy tweet chart, the NewsWhip top-25 Facebook publishers table, the Digital New Deal monitor of social media and deceptive sites, and the Fact-check Feed aggregator.
Iffy Quotient: Facebook, Twitter
The Center for Social Media Responsibility (University of Michigan) maintains the Iffy Quotient (not affiliated with this site), a measure of the low-credibility content amplified on Facebook and Twitter, based on trust-ratings by Newsguard and Media Bias/Fact Check). This graph charts the percentage of top 5K social media posts that link to unreliable sources:
Content from “Iffy” sites amplified on Facebook and Twitter
Another way to express their data is “an engagement-weighted version of the Iffy Quotient. Rather than treating all popular URLs as equal, we weight them by the estimated engagement scores.”
The CoVaxxy tool, from the Observatory on Social Media (Indiana University), “visualizes the relationship between COVID-19 vaccine adoption and online (mis)information.” Credibility ratings are by Media Bias/Fact Check and Iffy+. Compiled tweets are for the week ending 2021-09-12. The factual column is the publisher’s factual-reporting level, as rated by Media Bias/Fact Check.
|Source: OSoMe CoVaxxy|
NewsWhip “tracks and predicts the impact of millions of stories.” The chart below uses their API to rank the top 25 publishers by their engagement on Facebook. (English-language content, ranked by number of articles, by likes, shares, and comments for total engagement, grouped by domain; does not include media uploaded to Facebook.) The factual column is the publisher’s factual-reporting level, as rated by Media Bias/Fact Check.
|Source: NewsWhip API|
Digital New Deal: Facebook, Twitter
The Digital New Deal, a project of The German Marshall Fund of the United States, “monitors engagement on social media with deceptive sites that masquerade as journalism.” Deceptive sites are identified by NewsGuard reviews.
The Fact-check Feed site has been aggregating articles from a dozen U.S. fact-checkers since 2016, into a searchable archive. Here are the most recent:
- Claile Bazile doesn’t know where she and her 2-year-old son will stay once they leave the hotel where officials temporarily set aside rooms for some of the hundreds of people streaming into Haiti after being expelled from the U.S.
- Jesse Benton, 43, of Louisville, Kentucky, was accused in an indictment unsealed in federal court in Washington.
- Is it illegal to scream an expletive about U.S. President Joe Biden? No, that's not true: According to First Amendment law experts, such an action would most likely not result in legal consequences and Supreme Court precedent protects most such…
- A San Antonio doctor who said he performed an abortion in defiance of a new Texas law has been sued by two people seeking to test the legality of the state’s near-total ban on the procedure.
- Photographs of a truck advertising "Wilmore Funeral Home" in North Carolina emerged in September 2021. But who was really behind the campaign?
- Its alcohol content by volume is almost six times that of a regular beer.
- On September 20 2021, a TrendingPolitics.com post headlined, “Almost Half of America Thinks Biden is Mentally Unstable According to New Poll” appeared on Trendolizer as extremely popular, claiming: According to a new poll conducted by Fox News, only 49% of American voters think President Joe Biden is mentally stable enough to serve as president of the […]
- COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000.
- Did Delta Force arrest Chelsea Clinton and her husband for attempting to sell Haitian children to a child trafficking ring? No, that's not true: A Pentagon duty officer and a spokesperson for the U.S. Army said that the whole claim…
- The dead animal was likely floating for weeks in the Pacific Ocean before it washed ashore.
Visit the Fact-check Feed (external site) for tens of thousands more articles, by (mainly) U.S. fact-checkers.
Most common words in titles from the past two weeks of fact-checks (363):
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Most-used words in recent fact-check titles. Links go to a Fact-check Feed search (of titles and article text).