- 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?
Who is funding the tool?
Berkeley Institute for Data Science
Are there external evaluations?