Fact-Checking I: Basic Fact-Checking Tools

The first of a four-part series on fact-checking, we introduce you to some basic tools like Google Fact Check Explorer, Google Earth, the Verification Handbook and First Draft News resources. We’ll show you some practical ways these tools and resources can help you in your quest to verify the news.

Google Fact Check Explorer: https://toolbox.google.com/factcheck/explorer

Google Earth: https://www.google.com/earth/

First Draft News: https://firstdraftnews.org/

Verification Handbook: https://datajournalism.com/read/handbook/verification-1

More fact-checking tools on Journalist’s Toolbox: https://www.journaliststoolbox.org/category/trust-and-verification/

More training on Reporting & Writing: