COVID-19 misinformation

Resources about coronavirus misinformation and disinformation

Fact checking sites

All of these resources are ideal for those of us short of time and need quick, snappy answers 

BBC Reality Check

Channel 4 Fact Check 

The Ferret Fact Service is Scotland’s first non-partisan fact checking service 

Science Media Centre 

Full Fact is an independent, nonpartisan team of independent fact checkers

Chat with Full Fact on WhatsApp

International Fact Checking Network has a database of fact checks on COVID-19 from around the world

Sense about Science is an independent charity that champions the public interest in sound science

If you have a bit more time the charity’s ‘Ask for Evidence’ tool offers guidance to allow you to check a claim yourself

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Misinformation and COVID-19

Check out misleading/false claims on social media around COVID-19

Guidance on how to fact-check claims around COVID-19

Social media and apps to fight misinformation

Facebook's tips to spot false news

Three quick ways to verify images on a smartphone explains how to check if an image you have seen on social media is real

How to reduce the spread of false information on Instagram  

A comprehensive list of online tools to combat disinformation from the RAND Corporation Fighting Disinformation Project

WhatsApp fact-checking tool and a guide on how to use it

Page last reviewed: 15 June 2021