Founded in 2017
ClaimBuster is a web-based automated, live fact-checking tool developed by University of Texas at Arlington. The tool relies on natural language processing and supervised learning (based on a human-coded dataset) to identify factual and false information. There is also an app available for Slack.
- Tool type
- Fully operational
- 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
- Machine learning and AI
- Is the tool automated?
- Founding organization
- University of Texas at Austin
- Founder/primary contact
- Naeema Hassan
How is this tool working to address disinformation?
This tool aims to fight disinformation by identifying, exploring, and correcting false information, giving people a resource for locating fact-based information.
Is there a connection with tech platforms?
Yes. Facebook is connected as a funder.
Who is funding the tool?
NSF, Craig Connects, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Facebook, Duke University, University of Texas-Arlington
Are there external evaluations?