Misinformation Detector

Misinformation Detector

Misinformation Detector

Founded in 2018

BitPress's Misinformation Detector is a web-based "decentralized trust protocol" blockchain tool that is designed to track the credibility of news in a transparent manner. The tool measures trust by analyzing the content and what it is linked to, establishing a network of how the content is spread across media organizations. All media sources are given trust rankings, and thus the association between content and specific sources can affect the trust rankings of other sources. The tool includes fact-checking services, using a combination of human fact-checker and blockchain technology. Journalists and publishers can sign up to be partners.

Misinformation Detector is not affiliated with RAND. It was selected for this database because it fits our researchers' inclusion criteria.

Tool type
Credibility scoring, Verification
In development
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
Is the tool automated?
Founding organization
Founder/primary contact
Lloyd Armbrust

How is this tool working to address disinformation?

This tool aims to directly combat disinformation by providing users with an assessment of the accuracy and credibility of information and by flagging, and then correcting, any false or misleading information. The tool provides readers with information that helps them distinguish between high- and low-quality sources of information.

Is there a connection with tech platforms?

None found

Who is funding the tool?

Lerer Hippeau, 500 Startups, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, WordPress, Y-Combinator

Are there external evaluations?

None found

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