A collection of tools that monitor misinformation: Iffy Quotient social media tracker, CoVaxxy tweet chart, NewsWhip top-25 Facebook publishers table, Fact-check Feed aggregator, and this plot of Factual Grades for 245 major news sources by The Factual.
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."
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 and NewsWhip Spike|
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:
- Have COVID-19 vaccines "killed 20 million people" since their rollout? No, that's not true: The article making this claim cited a 2022 study that estimated COVID vaccines had saved -- not killed -- nearly 20 million lives in the first...
- Lead Stories: Fact Check: Photo Does NOT Show Ukraine’s Former Defense Minister ‘After His Resignation … On A Yacht’ — Photo Is OldDoes a photo on social media prove that Ukraine's former minister of defense Oleksii Reznikov went to Europe to enjoy "successful earnings" right after leaving his job in September 2023? No, that's not true: Reznikov posted that image on his...
- Is garlic a "fake food"? No, that's not true: A nutrition expert confirmed to Lead Stories that "Garlic is a real food." The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also recognizes garlic as a food that is safe for human consumption....
- Lead Stories: Fact Check: FEMA Does NOT Have Prison Camp Just Outside Fairbanks, Alaska, That Can Hold Up To 2 Million PeopleDoes FEMA have a prison camp just outside Fairbanks, Alaska, that can hold up to 2 million people at a time? No, that's not true: "That is absolutely false," an official of the Federal Emergency Management Agency told Lead Stories....
- AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
- ABC News / AP Fact Check: No one has been sentenced to 20 years for filming the Jan. 6 riots, contrary to congressman’s claimAP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
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- PolitiFact: Unleash Prosperity Now – Attack ad exaggerates effects of school choice bill, Cooper's opposition“Gov. Roy Cooper is blocking a pioneering school choice bill that would give thousands of low-income parents the funds to allow their kids to get a high-quality education.”
- PolitiFact: ‘Special interest alien’ designation is based largely on a person's country of origin, experts sayWhat is a “special interest alien”? Experts said the classification is primarily about a person’s country of origin, and is not based on an individualized assessment of a person’s history or network of friends and family, for example.
- "Poland declares war on Russia.”
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 (475):
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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).
These projects are now longer updating.
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 2022-12-20. The factual column is the publisher's factual-reporting level, as rated by Media Bias/Fact Check.
|Source: OSoMe CoVaxxy|
COVID States Project: 2020 tweets
The COVID States Project charted the fake-news sites with the most COVID-related Twitter shares in 2020.
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.