Resources about COVID-19 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.

Misinformation and COVID-19

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

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

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