My own list

Another (brief) list of OSINT sources, this time focused on fact checking services.


Investigate (an issue) in order to verify the facts.

‘I didn’t fact-check the assertions in the editorial’

‘reporters can’t be expected to fact-check every quotation’


Here the list

  • About Urban Legends
     Debunk urban legends, fake news sites, and internet hoaxes
  • Checkdesk
    Check brings newsrooms and citizen journalists together to verify real time news anywhere in the world.
  • Citizen Desk
    Tool to help aggregate, verify and publish news reports from citizen journalists.
  • Emergent
    Emergent is a real-time rumor tracker. It’s part of a research project with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University that focuses on how unverified information and rumor are reported in the media. It aims to develop best practices for debunking misinformation.
  • Fact Check
    A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Full Fact
    UK’s independent factchecking charity
  • MediaBugs
    A service for correcting errors and problems in media coverage.
  • Snopes
    The oldest and largest fact-checking site on the Internet, one widely regarded by journalists, folklorists, and laypersons alike as one of the world’s essential resources.
  • Verification Junkie
    A growing directory of tools for verifying, fact checking and assessing the validity of eyewitness reports and user generated content online.
  • Verily
    Experimental web application designed to rapidly crowdsource the verification of information during humanitarian disasters.