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 coronavirus (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.

Misinformation and COVID-19

Check out misleading/false claims on social media around coronavirus.

Guidance on how to fact-check claims around coronavirus.

Social media and apps to fight misinformation

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

Page last reviewed: 15 June 2021