Using the hoaxlybot

Using the hoaxlybot is rather easy, just go the url and start typing. If you say "Hi" to Nessie, you get some options to start with.

Nessie is the hoaxlybot avatar and here to help you, directly from Loch Ness!

Nessie

How to check URLs

One of the main features of the hoaxlybot is to check if there is a review about a specified URL. You can do this by telling Nessie "Please check url YOUR-URL".

For example if you found an article that might be misleading which is accessible with the url "https://www.maybe-a-misleading-article.com/1/" (copy it from the browse window), you can check it by telling Nessie "Check url https://www.maybe-a-misleading-article.com/1/".

Nessie will then tell you if there is review about this article in the hoaxly index. Please be patient, the index is currently in development, so there are not so much reviews available so far. But this will change.

Nessie will also tell you how many reviews have been found for your url and if there is one with a negative rating - Nessie is using the term "questionable".

If there is no review found Nessie can tell you how to fact check the article yourself.

WebChat

The hoaxlybot is available under this domain: https://chat.hoax.ly.

Try it out! No login necessary!

https://chat.hoax.ly

Telegram

hoaxlybot for Telegram: t.me/hoaxlybot

Just use your telegram app and open above url or create a conversation with @hoaxlybot.

Starting conversation with Nessie (hoaxlybot) on Telegram.
Chatting with Nessie on Telegram

By the way: There is also a Web-version available for Telegram: https://telegram.org/

You can find more about Telegram bots here: https://core.telegram.org/bots

Facebook Messenger

You want to ask Nessie questions on Facebook? No problem, Nessie will answer your questions directly on the hoaxly facebook page.

Currently hoaxlybot is in the review status on Facebook. We will inform you when it is available puplicly.

Url search in Facebook Messenger

Slack

You can use hoaxlybot also in Slack! Currently there is no official Slack App, but when you have your own bot instance running, its just a matter of creating an app like documented here.

hoaxlybot app on Slack