Disinfo Dashboard

A collection of tools that monitor misinformation, with the Iffy Quotient social media tracker, the CoVaxxy tweet chart, and the Fact-check Feed aggregator.

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."

CoVaxxy: Twitter

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 2022-09-08. The factual column is the publisher's factual-reporting level, as rated by Media Bias/Fact Check.

Twitter: Most-Shared Low-Credibility and Mainstream Sources

DomainFactualTweets
childrenshealthdefense.orgLow4,700
wsj.comMostly Factual3,000
thegatewaypundit.comVery Low2,100
cdc.govVery High1,500
reuters.comVery High1,400
theguardian.comMixed940
cnn.comMixed690
dailymail.co.ukLow560
nytimes.comHigh540
naturalnews.comVery Low460
newstarget.comLow440
washingtonpost.comMostly Factual420
bitchute.comVery Low330
npr.orgVery High320
time.comHigh300
nypost.comMixed270
apnews.comVery High250
gnews.orgLow220
who.intHigh220
foxnews.comMixed210
usatoday.comHigh200
breitbart.comMixed190
usawatchdog.comLow180
wnd.comLow170
dailycaller.comMixed170
gellerreport.comLow160
theconservativetreehouse.comLow140
economist.comHigh140
thenationalpulse.comMixed120
zerohedge.comLow110
swprs.orgMixed110
newsweek.comHigh100
independent.co.ukMixed89
globalresearch.caLow83
theblaze.comMixed69
technocracy.newsVery Low67
sott.netLow52
infowars.comVery Low47
msnbc.comMixed46
takimag.comLow44
lewrockwell.comLow39
americanthinker.comLow38
dcdirtylaundry.comVery Low37
en-volve.comVery Low37
oann.comLow36
marketwatch.comHigh35
vaccineimpact.comVery Low34
huffpost.comMixed32
australiannationalreview.comLow31
sustainablepulse.comLow27
Source: OSoMe CoVaxxy

NewsWhip: Facebook

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.

Facebook: Top Web Publishers (2022-08)

DomainFactualArticlesEngagement
dailymail.co.ukLow49,11638,087,069
legit.ngMostly Factual4,85226,966,565
mirror.co.ukMixed11,69022,497,266
tuko.co.keMixed4,12515,306,621
thesun.co.ukMixed14,60111,582,893
cnn.comMixed4,07811,270,433
metro.co.ukMixed7,80211,108,117
foxnews.comMixed6,62010,918,374
yabaleftonline.ngMixed91010,454,345
nbcnews.comHigh2,69810,263,990
bbc.co.ukLow19,0079,716,424
dailywire.comMixed1,4189,291,552
people.comHigh3,8609,289,271
nytimes.comHigh4,7808,353,822
yen.com.ghMixed2,3468,123,842
manchestereveningnews.co.ukMixed5,1337,421,946
theguardian.comMixed8,0686,879,555
washingtonpost.comMostly Factual5,9866,765,959
businessinsider.comHigh3,3906,721,109
citizen.digitalHigh1,5146,628,559
breitbart.comMixed6,9696,519,757
rumble.comLow22,6956,516,547
npr.orgVery High2,2826,423,020
goal.comLow7,1536,413,941
news.abs-cbn.comHigh3,5696,388,035
Source: NewsWhip API and NewsWhip Spike

Fact-check Feed

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:

The Truth column in the Public Ledger newspaper, published in 1898
Daily Public Ledger masthead, 1898

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 (494):

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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).

Archives

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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.

Facebook interactions for deceptive sites, more than doubled from 2018 to 2021 (source: GMF Digital New Deal)
GMF Digital New Deal, 2021-08

Twitter verified-account shares for deceptive sites, more than doubled from 2018 to 2021 (source: GMF Digital New Deal)
GMF Digital New Deal, 2021-08