- Captain Fact
Founded in 2015
CaptainFact is a web-based collection of tools designed for collaborative verification of internet content. It includes a browser extension that provides a video overlay to internet videos with sources and contextual information, as well as icons showing the credibility based on user votes. It also has a "debate platform" that allows for discussions of specific points. While currently focused on video, they are developing a tool to provide a similar overlay to articles.
Captain Fact is not affiliated with RAND. It was selected for this database because it fits our researchers' inclusion criteria.
- Tool type
- Beta testing
- Intended users
- General public
- Tool focus
- This tool is content-focused. It directly evaluates information, such as the authenticity of a photo.
- Method or technology
- Is the tool automated?
- Founding organization
- Information not available
- Founder/primary contact
- Benjamin Piouffle
How is this tool working to address disinformation?
This tool aims to fight disinformation by creating a platform for crowd-sourced fact-checking and verification of video and written content.
Is there a connection with tech platforms?
Who is funding the tool?
Donor-based funding (no major organizations); run by Open Collective
Are there external evaluations?