NewsCheck Trust Index

NewsCheck Trust Index

NewsCheck Trust Index

Founded in 2017

NewsCheck is a web-based platform that performs credibility scoring using a combination of machine technology (blockchain) and humans to fight fake news. They have a system for managing and delivering content that is deemed trustworthy to consumers. Part of the NewsCheck Platform is the NewsCheck Truck Index, a set of journalistic standards, that is then used to transparently verify news information. This tool also identifies bias. NewsCheck also offers a university pilot that allows journalism and data science students to use the platform for free as experiential learning.

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

Tool type
Verification, Credibility scoring
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
Is the tool automated?
Founding organization
Founder/primary contact
Loraine Hariton

How is this tool working to address disinformation?

This tool aims to fight disinformation by identifying, exploring, and correcting false information, giving people a resource for locating fact-based information.

Is there a connection with tech platforms?

Yes. NewsCheck partners with Google.

Who is funding the tool?

Information not available

Are there external evaluations?

None found

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