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Extension-free fact-checking!

Just forward questionable emails to ask@lazytruth.com. One of the main limitations of LazyTruth to date is that you needed to use Gmail.com and Google Chrome for the extension to work. Rather than try to develop extensions and apps for every

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Introducing Fuzzy Matching

You’ve probably noticed that the email forwards you receive pick up all sorts of additional cruft along the way. People add their own comments to the original message, and email clients add all sorts of additional symbols. That’s made it

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LazyTruth now features Snopes and Sophos

In addition to fact-checked content from FactCheck.org and Hoax-Slayer, we now link you to verified information from Snopes and Sophos. Snopes is one of the original rumor-fighting websites on the internet, and tackles some of the most pernicious rumors on

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We’ve won a Netexplo Award

Netexplo, supported by UNESCO, helps detect, analyze, and put into perspective future mainstream practices in digital society. We’ve been fortunate enough to receive a Netexplo award, along with nine other amazing projects. Here’s the fun video they made about LazyTruth:

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LazyTruth Integrates Hoax-Slayer Content

If you’ve been pressing the ‘Ask LazyTruth’ button, you may not have seen many matches yet. There are a lot of misleading emails out there. So we’re lining up additional fact-checking content partners to expand the range of emails with

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Thanks for the nice words

The idea behind LazyTruth appears to strike a nerve. It turns out that many of us have someone in our life, often extended family, forwarding us baseless rumors and hoaxes. Since launching in October, we’ve been thrilled to see LazyTruth

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