Founded in 2014

Emergent.Info is a web-based tool that tracks, verifies, or debunks rumors and conspiracies online. Rumors are suggested by individuals on the site, and then staff review and determine whether the claim is verified or false.

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

Tool type
Fully operational
Intended users
General public, Journalists
Free (paid version available)
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
Tow Center for Journalism
Founder/primary contact
Craig Silverman

How is this tool working to address disinformation?

This tool aims to fight disinformation by identifying, exploring, and correcting false information.

Is there a connection with tech platforms?

None found

Who is funding the tool?

The Tow Center is funded by the Abrams Foundation, the Belo Foundation, Florence K. Geffen, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Simon K.C. Li and T. June Li, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Paul Neely, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Open Society Foundation, George F. and Margot N. Stickley, the Tow Foundation, Doris Wechsler and Madame Vivian Wu Yen

Are there external evaluations?

None found

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