Media Bias/Fact Check
Media Bias/Fact Check (MBFC) is a "fact checker" which scores websites on "conspiracy level", "pseudo-sci level" and "left- or right wing bias", and by quality of factual reporting. MBFC has browser extensions for both Firefox and Chrome.
The Atlantic Council have used data from MBFC. Researchers at the University of Michigan used MBFC to create the "Iffy Quotient", which draws data from Media Bias/Fact Check and NewsWhip to track "fake news" on social media. The site was also used by a research group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in initial training of an AI to do "fact checking" and detect the bias of a website.
The Poynter Institute, itself recommended by MFBC, wrote that "Media Bias/Fact Check is a widely cited source for news stories and even studies about misinformation, despite the fact that its method is in no way scientific."
MBFC's most trusted fact checking websites, as of December 2019, were FactCheck.org, FactChecker, Flack Check, Hoax-Slayer, Open Secrets, PolitiFact, Poynter Institute, Snopes, Sunlight Foundation and Truth or Fiction.
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