- 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?
Who is funding the tool?
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Are there external evaluations?