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Digital Fact-Checking: If Your Mother Tweets She Loves You Check It Out

Fact-checking guides from Global Investigative Journalism Network GIJN.ORG

Fact-checking sites compiled by GIJN.org

GENERAL

Google Advanced Search

Wolfram Alpha Searches web for authoritative answers to factual questions, historical weather data, much more

SOCIAL MEDIA SEARCHES

Picodash Instagram

#FirstTweet Find anyone’s first Tweet

Followerwonk Analyze Twitter followers

Klout Analyze influence

Trendsmap Mapping by words, hashtags, users

Tweetdeck

Twicsy Twitpix

Twitter Advanced Search

SOCIAL MEDIA MONITORING

AIDR platform Disaster-based

Ban.jo Location-based

Geofeedia Location-based

Ushahidi Crowd-sourcing software

Verily platform Disaster-based

VERIFYING IMAGES

TinEye Web image searcher – Drag an image or url into the search box and find out when it first appeared on the Web

Google Image Search (b&w works best)

Findexif.com Get the data from a photo that tells where/when/how it was taken

Foto Forensics

Freeocr Reads, translates text in images

Gramfeed Instagram search

Jeffrey’s Exif Viewer Get the data from a photo that tells where/when/how it was taken

JPEGSnoop

SunCalc Date/time shadow calcs

MAPS & LOCATION IMAGES

Flikr

free-ocr.com

Google Maps

Google Translate

Instantstreetview

NASA Earth Observatory

Panoramio

Picasa

Wikimapia

PEOPLE BACKGROUNDING

Facebook

GeoSocial Footprint Check your social media footprint

Flickr Geo-located photos

Identify Combined web identity (Firefox)

#FirstTweet Find anyone’s first Tweet

Full Contact Info from Web on people who email you (Gmail)

Linkedin

Numberway Phone #s

Person Finder Finding family/friends in a disaster

PIpl

Rapportive LinkedIn info on people who email you(Gmail)

SearchSystems.net Public records links

Spokeo People locators by name, address, phone

WebMii Profile search engine

WHOIS Website ownership

TRUTH-SQUADDING

Bellingcat

Snopes.com

Storyful

CASE STUDIES

Finding Dylann Roof by Storyful

How Storyful verified crowd-sourced video of the Boston Bombing in real time by AJR

How to Debunk a Geopolitcal Rumor with Your Twitter Followers by Andy Carvin