Captain Fact

Captain Fact

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?

None found

Who is funding the tool?

Donor-based funding (no major organizations); run by Open Collective

Are there external evaluations?

None found

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