Lead Stories FactChecker

Lead Stories FactChecker

Website
Lead Stories FactChecker

Founded in 2016

LeadStories 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.

Tool type
Verification
Status
Fully operational
Intended users
General public
Cost
Free
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?
No
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?

Self-funded

Are there external evaluations?

None found

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