A collection of tools that monitor misinformation: Iffy Quotient social media tracker, CoVaxxy tweet chart, NewsWhip top-25 Facebook publishers table, Digital New Deal monitor of social media and deceptive sites, Fact-check Feed aggregator, and this fake-news tweets chart by the COVID States Project.
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 2022-04-07. 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:
- Logically: Florida Rep. Randy Fine tweeted that elementary school children are a “small sacrifice” for the Second Amendment.Randy Fine did not say that children were a "small sacrifice" for the Second Amendment. A parody Twitter account in his name tweeted this instead.
- Logically: Aerospace engineer Boyd Bushman provided evidence of human contact with aliens just before his death in August 2014.The only proof provided by Bushman is supposed pictures of the aliens. There was no evidence proving any form of communication.
- Alo Rani Sarkar has dual citizenship and her name appeared on Bangladesh's electoral list, so the court has asked the EC to deport the TMC MLA.
- Orgone is an alleged form of energy hypothesized by psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich in the beginning of the twentieth century. However no reliable physical evidence supports its existence. Similarly, no clinical data prove that “orgone accumulator”–boxes made of wood and metal supposed to accumulate orgone–can cure cancer.
- Academics have investigated whether assault-weapons bans, large-capacity magazine restrictions, universal background checks and other curbs have worked.
- What happened in those 90 minutes has fueled mounting public anger and scrutiny over law enforcement's response to the rampage.
- A number of rumors came out of the tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which left 19 children and two adults dead.
- The insurance company cut ties with a group seeking to provide positive stories about transgender and non-binary kids after a conservative backlash online.
- Lead Stories: Fact Check: Videotaped Threats Against Phoenix Target Stores, LGBT People And Supporters WERE Posted To Social MediaDid a man make it public that he plans to go after Target stores in Phoenix, Arizona, that support the LGBT movement? Yes, the screenshot of a text message warning is real. A person who considers himself a professional internet…
- Lead Stories: Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show ‘Most Horrible Emergency Landing Ever’ — It’s Computer-Generated Video Game FootageDoes this video accurately show airplanes in situations that depict the "most horrible emergency landing ever"? No, that's not true: This footage is not real. It is a computer-generated video that is from a flight-simulator game, one of numerous such…
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 (520):
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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).