Lead Stories FactChecker

Lead Stories FactChecker

Lead Stories FactChecker

Founded in 2016

Lead Stories is a web-based fact-checking platform that identifies false or misleading stories, rumors, and conspiracies by using its Trendolizer technology to identify trending content that is then fact-checked by their team of journalists. This fact-checking website is not affiliated with RAND; it is owned and operated by Lead Stories LLC, which you can read more about here: leadstories.com

Lead Stories FactChecker 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
Human implementation
Is the tool automated?
Founding organization
Lead Stories
Founder/primary contact
Maarten Schenk, Alan Duke

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?

Yes. LeadStories partners with Facebook: 9to5mac.com

Who is funding the tool?


Are there external evaluations?

None found

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