Duke Videofactchecking Tool

Duke Videofactchecking Tool

Duke Videofactchecking Tool

Founded in 2017

The Duke Videofactchecking Tool is a browser extension that will provide live factchecking of information on television. It was assessed by the developers using user-based experiments. Users generally liked having the pop-ups generated by this tool, although they differed on whether they preferred getting a "rating" or just the raw factual information.

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

Tool type
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
Machine learning and AI
Is the tool automated?
Founding organization
Duke University
Founder/primary contact
Sarah El Adams

How is this tool working to address disinformation?

This tool works to combat disinformation by verifying and authenticating video images.

Is there a connection with tech platforms?

Yes. Facebook: reporterslab.org

Who is funding the tool?

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Facebook Journalism Project, the Craig Newmark Foundation

Are there external evaluations?

None found

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