- 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?
Who is funding the tool?
Lerer Hippeau, 500 Startups, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, WordPress, Y-Combinator
Are there external evaluations?