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AllSides Bias Ratings

The AllSides link lists its ratings of various news media/sites: Left, Center, Right and displays users' ratings of the same sites.


A nonpartisan, nonprofit consumer advocate for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.


Hoaxy (BETA)

Hoaxy visualizes how fake news stories and fact-checking stories spread on social media.



A fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics.



Widely regarded as one of the web’s essential resources, Snopes is an online touchstone of rumor research.


Whois allows you to look up the owner of an Internet domain.