Fact-Check Insights is a powerful and groundbreaking resource for researchers, journalists, technologists and others studying the fight against political falsehoods and online misinformation. Our comprehensive global database contains structured fact-checking data for tens of thousands of claims from politicians and social media posts that have been analyzed and rated by independent fact-checkers.
This rich, important dataset grows every day, providing key data about articles from fact-checkers around the world, including well-known organizations such as FactCheck.org, PesaCheck, Factly, Full Fact, Chequeado and Pagella Politica.
The Fact-Check Insights database is powered by ClaimReview — which has been called the world’s most successful structured journalism project — and its sibling MediaReview. Both tagging systems allow fact-checkers to enter standardized data about their fact-checks, such as the statement being fact-checked, the speaker, the date, and the rating.
The Fact-Check Insights dataset is available to academics, researchers, journalists, fact-checkers and others who plan to use fact-checking data for research and development purposes. Access is free, but registration is required.
What can you do with the Fact-Check Insights data? Researchers are using ClaimReview to track the growth of fact-checking organizations around the world, to analyze which politicians’ statements are most frequently found to be false, to compile lists of websites that have proven to be sources of misleading information, and more.
Researcher Thomas Van Damme in Belgium used ClaimReview to document the rise in social media debunking, to calculate the average time between when a claim is made and when it is fact-checked, and to show how fact-checkers absorbed health-related fact-checking during the pandemic, among other findings.
Academics at the University of Bristol in the U.K. used ClaimReview to create a public misinformation database that included fact-checked claims and rulings.
A group from New York University in the U.S. harvested URLs from ClaimReview to show how false information spreads to different platforms and offered ways to identify abnormal patterns to facilitate fact-checking.