Founded in 2017
This tool intended to build user skills in identifying false information in a gameified format. Using a Tinder-like format, players swipe left or right depending on if they think the news presented is real or fake. Users can get hints by looking at the source of the article. Players earn points and can progress through several levels.
Factitious 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
- Tool focus
- This tool is content-focused. It directly evaluates information, such as the authenticity of a photo.
- Method or technology
- Online course or game
- Is the tool automated?
- Founding organization
- American University Game Lab
- Founder/primary contact
- Maggie Farley
How is this tool working to address disinformation?
This tool aims to fight disinformation by creating a cohort of more media literate information consumers who are able to identify and avoid false information online.
Is there a connection with tech platforms?
Who is funding the tool?
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Are there external evaluations?