Founded in 2016
Our.news is a website, browser extension, and app that provides fact-checking through crowdsourcing. Users can rate news content or add sources. Users can rate content based on "spin," "trust," "accuracy," and "relevance." Ratings are also weighted based on credibility. Additionally, bias-detection algorithms are used to weight user ratings. Users can also view fact-check information about articles on the site,. The fact-check information includes information on bias, sources, and where relevant links to Politifact and Snopes.
Our.News is not affiliated with RAND. It was selected for this database because it fits our researchers' inclusion criteria.
- Tool type
- Beta testing
- 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
- Richard Zack
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?
Who is funding the tool?
Our.news is funded through private investments. It does not accept funding from political parties, political campaigns, or political advocacy groups. Our.news also earns revenues by licensing its platform software and data, and through programmatic digital advertising and data sales.
Are there external evaluations?