Founded in 2018

Fakey is a web-based interactive educational tool designed to improve media literacy. It presents news stories that incorporate characteristics of clickbait, fake news, conspiracy theories, etc. Users are then asked to choose to share, hide, or fact-check that information. The goal is to provide users with experience identifying true v. false information.

Fakey 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 process-focused. It evaluates how information is produced and disseminated.
Method or technology
Online course or game
Is the tool automated?
Founding organization
Indiana University
Founder/primary contact
Mihai Avram

How is this tool working to address disinformation?

This tool aims to fight disinformation by creating a cohort of information consumers who are better able to identify and avoid false information online.

Is there a connection with tech platforms?

None found

Who is funding the tool?

Multiple funding sources, including Indiana University

Are there external evaluations?

None found

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