Disinformation Index

Disinformation Index

Disinformation Index

Founded in 2018

The Global Disinformation Index is a web-based tool that rates news outlets based on the "probability of disinformation on a specific media outlet." This rating system will cover all types of media, and will be a real time score.

Disinformation Index is not affiliated with RAND. It was selected for this database because it fits our researchers' inclusion criteria.

Tool type
Credibility scoring
In development
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
Human implementation
Is the tool automated?
Founding organization
Founder/primary contact
Alexandra Mousavizadeh, Clare Melford, Daniel Rogers

How is this tool working to address disinformation?

This tool uses assessments and scoring of source quality (based on accuracy, objectivity, etc.) to guide readers toward higher-quality information rather than low-quality information.

Is there a connection with tech platforms?

None found

Who is funding the tool?

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Are there external evaluations?

None found

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