Founded in 2017
This tool intended to build user skills in identifying false information in a gameified format. Using a Tinder-like format, players swipe left or right to guess if the quote, author, and context (taken from the fact-checking site Politifact) are truthful or not. Scores are recorded annonymously and compared with others' high scores.
PolitiTruth is not affiliated with RAND. It was selected for this database because it fits our researchers' inclusion criteria.
- Tool type
- 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
- Online course or game
- Is the tool automated?
- Founding organization
- Founder/primary contact
- Christopher Cinq-Mars Jarvis
How is this tool working to address disinformation?
This tool aims to fight disinformation by creating a cohort of information consumers who are better able to identify and avoid false information online.
Is there a connection with tech platforms?
Who is funding the tool?
Are there external evaluations?