Public Editor

Public Editor

Public Editor

Founded in 2015

Public Editor is a crowd-sourced credibility rating system that outputs scores based on the evaluations of a network of "citizen scientists" who annotate articles with comments regarding mistakes, biases, or other relevant information.

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

Tool type
Credibility scoring
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
Nick Adams

How is this tool working to address disinformation?

This tool uses assessments and scoring of source quality (based on accuracy, objectivity, etc.) to guide readers toward higher-quality information rather than low-quality information.

Is there a connection with tech platforms?

None found

Who is funding the tool?

Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Are there external evaluations?

None found

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