Getting Started

UnFake.us is powered by community members like you.

There are several ways to contribute to a deeper understanding of news on the Internet. You annotate article to highlight factual errors, logcial fallacies, out-of-context quotes, unsourced claims, and other similar problems. You can vote and participate in discussions to help identify the most helpful contributions.

You can also post a request for other community members to fact check an article when your suspicions are aroused but you lack the information to definitively prove or disprove the claim.

It's easy to get started. Just sign up for a free account here. You can then submit an article, highlight relevant text, and start annotatating it.

Submit An Article

You can submit an article to UnFake.us using the "Submit Article" link in the menu at the top of every page, and entering the URL (web address) of the article. Don't worry if someone else has already submitted the same article before, we'll automatically combine duplicate submissions.

You'll be taken to a page with all the fact check requests, annotations, and discussion about the article by the UnFake community. You can select the View Page button to see a special version of the original article with the annotations overlaid on top of it. This page also allows you to add your own fact checks and context.

Select Text

Select a section of text that contains the problem you're highlighting or adding context to. After you select some text you'll see an "Annotate" button pop up. Click that button to start.

Add Tags and Explanations

You'll see a box pop up with an option to pick a tag eg "Misleading", "Exaggeration", "Out-of-Context". Pick the appropriate option and enter a concise explanation. We strongly suggest you also link to one or more reputable sources that support your claim. 

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Good contributions focus on factual information, rather than subjective opinions about the author or publisher. Focus your comments on the content of the article and the facts at hand rather than personal attacks. 

Your contribution should be written from a neutral point-of-view, and focus on verifiable facts. Wikipedia's authorship guideline are an excellent model to follow.

All contributions will be reviewed by UnFake.us staff or other community members. We prefer to work with contributors to address any issues and make improvements, but may choose to delete abusive content.