Posts in Fact Checking
CLAIMBUSTER

"ClaimBuster, a fact-checking platform, uses natural language processing and supervised learning to detect important factual claims in political discourses. The claim spotting model is built using a human-labeled dataset of check-worthy factual claims from the U.S. general election debate transcripts." Read academic paper here.

FUNDING

"The research and development of ClaimBuster has been partially supported by National Science Foundation grants 1408928, 1565699, 1719054, a Knight Prototype Fund from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a subaward from the Duke Tech & Check Cooperative (funded by The Knight Foundation, the Facebook Journalism Project and the Craig Newmark Foundation), and the University of Texas at Arlington."

Submitted by: Evangéline de Bourgoing

DUKE TECH & CHECK COOPERATIVE

"The Duke Tech & Check Cooperative will bring together teams from universities and the Internet Archive to develop new ways to automate fact-checking and broaden the audience for this important new form of journalism.

During the two-year project, computer scientists and journalism faculty from Duke, the University of Texas at Arlington and Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo will build a variety of new tools and apps. Some will help journalists with time-consuming reporting tasks, such as mining transcripts, media streams and social feeds for the most important factual claims. Others will provide instant pop-up fact-checking during live events.

The Reporters’ Lab will also coordinate and share its automation efforts with journalists and computer scientists across the country and around the world."

FUNDING

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Facebook Journalism Project and the Craig Newmark Foundation

Submitted by: Evangéline de Bourgoing

FULL FACT

"Full Fact is the UK’s independent  factchecking charity.

We provide free tools, information and advice so that anyone can check the claims we hear from politicians and the media."

FUNDING

Funding:

https://fullfact.org/about/funding/

Submitted by: Fergus Bell

GOOGLE FACT CHECK (SUSPENDED)

"“For the first time, when you conduct a search on Google that returns an authoritative result containing fact checks for one or more public claims, you will see that information clearly on the search results page. The snippet will display information on the claim, who made the claim, and the fact check of that particular claim.”

Note: For more on the suspension read this from Poynter's Daniel Funke.

FUNDING

Google

Submitted by: Fergus Bell

VERIFICADO2018

"Verificado2018 — a collaborative reporting effort that sees journalists from across Mexico working together to fact-check, verify, and debunk claims and content for historic elections on July 1, 2018.

With support from Google News Lab and Facebook, #Verificado2018 builds on previous collaborative reporting initiatives such as Electionland (USA) and CrossCheck (France). #Verificado2018 combines the two approaches — with journalists fact checking and debunking content and claims in the run up to the elections, and a large scale election day effort to cover the electoral process in real-time."

FUNDING

Facebook, Google News Lab

Submitted by: Fergus Bell

STOP FAKE

“Initially the goal of the project was to verify and refute disinformation and propaganda about events in Ukraine being circulated in the media. Eventually the project grew into an information hub where we examine and analyze all aspects of Kremlin propaganda. We not only look at how propaganda influences Ukraine, we also try to investigate how propaganda impacts on other countries and regions, from Syria and Turkey to the European Union and countries which once made up the Soviet Union.”

FUNDING

Crowdfunding, reader contributions. Also supported by the international Renaissance Foundation, the Foreign Ministry of the Czech Republic, the British Embassy in Ukraine and the Sigrid Rausing Trust.

Submitted by: Fergus Bell

FAKTISK

A collaboration between Norwegian news organisations Dagbladet, VG, TV2 and the country’s public broadcaster NRK to focus on Fact Checking.

FUNDING

Fritt Ord foundation and as a co-ownership between Schibsted/ Tinius Trust, Dagbladet and NRK.

Submitted by: Fergus Bell

INTERNATIONAL FACT CHECKING NETWORK

“The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) is a forum for fact-checkers worldwide hosted by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. These organizations fact-check statements by public figures, major institutions and other widely circulated claims of interest to society.”

FUNDING

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, the Duke Reporters’ Lab, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Omidyar Network, the Open Society Foundations and the Park Foundation.

Submitted by: Dig Deeper Media