See below for links to tools used by the working group.

Inaugural Tool Demonstration Day - October 13, 2021

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AutoMap, developed by CASOS at CMU, enables the extraction of information from texts using Network Text Analysis methods and supports the extraction of several types of data from unstructured documents.

Gephi is a tool for data analysts and scientists keen to explore and understand graphs. The user interacts with the representation, manipulate the structures, shapes and colors to reveal hidden patterns. The goal is to help data analysts to make hypothesis, intuitively discover patterns, isolate structure singularities or faults during data sourcing.

ORA-LITE is a dynamic meta-network assessment and analysis tool developed by CASOS at Carnegie Mellon. It contains hundreds of social network, dynamic network metrics, trail metrics, procedures for grouping nodes, identifying local patterns, comparing and contrasting networks, groups, and individuals from a dynamic meta-network perspective. ORA-LITE is itself limited to a maximum of 2,000 nodes per entity class.

ORA, developed by Netanomics, is a tool for network analysis, network visualization, and network forecasting. This powerful software tool gives the user the ability to analyze Dynamic Meta-Networks and process extremely large data sets. ORA can process over a million nodes.

Wolfram|Alpha does dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms and methods.


Blogtrackers, developed by COSMOS at UALR, helps analyze traffic patterns, sentiment analysis, keyword trends, and analyze influence of blog posts and bloggers.

CrowdTangle helps publishers identify great stories, measure social performance, and identify influencers. It's used by newspapers, television stations, digital media outlets, investigative journalists, entertainment companies, sports teams and nonprofits all over the world. Hundreds of newsrooms and thousands of journalists use the tool every day.

Maltego is an open source intelligence (OSINT) and graphical link analysis tool for gathering and connecting information for investigative tasks.

Pulse, developed by IST Research, helps you understand hard to reach communities by providing insight into their thinking and engaging them in two-way conversations.

Scraawl offers tools to analyze data, text, image and videos. Tools include SocL, PixL, and TxT.

TweetTracker, developed by Arizona State University, helps track, analyze and understand activity on Twitter.

YouTubeTracker, developed by COSMOS at UALR, tracks, monitors, and identifies influential YouTube content and users. YouTubeTracker also gives insights on content engagement and helps identify trends and patterns.


CoronaCheck: Computational Fact Checking for Statistical Coronavirus Claims

Verify statistical claims about the coronavirus spread and effects on data from the official sources. aims to reduce confusion and misinformation that appear in U.S. politics stories by monitoring and checking the factual accuracy of what you find online. Like Snopes, this is human fact-checking.

FakeNews Tracker, developed by Arizona State University, aims to collect, detect and help visualize fake news data in Twitter. helps you begin to tell if the image you have is original or is wrapped in fake location tags, backdated or hiding something.

Google Fact Check Tools consist of two tools: Fact Check Explorer and Fact Check Markup Tool. Both tools aim to facilitate the work of fact checkers, journalists and researchers. Google does not endorse or create any of these fact checks.

Hoaxy is a tool that visualizes the spread of articles online like on Twitter, or in a corpus of claims and related fact checking.

InVID is a Chrome plugin that helps you to verify and debunk videos that allows you access to contextual information as well as reverse image search as part of your forensic investigation.

PolitiFact is owned by the nonprofit Poynter Institute for Media Studies and is a fact checking website that uses a Truth-O-Meter to reflect the relative accuracy of a statement. The meter has six ratings, in decreasing level of truthfulness. specializes in debunking the urban legends and misinformation you find on the Internet. Articles and claims are verified by human fact checkers who write articles with their findings.

TinEye supports image verification through a dedicated reverse image search engine that can be used to see if the image you have has been taken from somewhere online.

TwitterTrails, a tool that allows members of the media to track the trustworthiness of stories shared on Twitter. TwitterTrails is made possible by the support of Wellesley College and the National Science Foundation.

twXplorer, developed by the Knight Lab at Northwestern University, gives researchers powerful capabilities for Twitter such as, given a search term, identify the most recent tweets, tweets with common terms, tweets with hashtags, and via the links within those tweets.


Botometer (formerly BotOrNot), developed by OSoMe, checks the activity of Twitter accounts and gives them a score based on how likely they are to be bots.

The Bot Mitigation Solution, developed by ShieldSquare, is a tool that helps protect websites from bot traffic and bot attacks.

BotSlayer is an application that helps track and detect potential manipulation of information spreading on Twitter. The tool is developed by the Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University --- the same lab that brought to you Botometer and Hoaxy.

Breadboard is a software platform for developing and conducting human interaction experiments on networks. It allows researchers to rapidly design experiments using a flexible domain-specific language and provides researchers with immediate access to a diverse pool of online participants.

Construct, developed by CASOS at CMU, is a multi-agent model of network evolution. The program takes into account how agents learn through interaction conducted over different media and change their information, beliefs, and activities based on what they learn.

NetMapper, developed by Netanomics, extracts semantic and social networks from texts, and does sentiment analysis.

Nexalogy continuously retrieves and analyses Twitter using a powerful analytics engine designed for social media.

pysmap is a high level toolkit for dealing with twitter data it also has a higher level interface for smappdragon. it has functionality from the old toolkit and functionality from our old util library smappPy.

smappdragon is a low level data parser designed for parsing twitter data. it is meant to be used by those with more experience programming in python (or programming in general).

This is an user-friendly python package for interfacing with large collections of tweets. Developed at the SMaPP lab at New York University.

smappPy is a Python "package" (a module of modules - basically, a structured collection of code) that addresses common tasks for programming with Tweets and analyzing Twitter data.

Sysomos, developed by the Meltwater Company, is a social media serach engine that contains analytics for Twitter, Facebook, Youtube as well as blogs and news websites.

urlExpander is a Python package for quickly and thoroughly expanding shortened URLs.