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?
Who is funding the tool?
Multiple funding sources, including Indiana University
Are there external evaluations?