Founded in 2012
Rbutr is a collaborative online platform that is developing a database of webpages, each of which is a rebuttal of another webpage, with the goal of combating disinformation and reducing fake news. It does not distinguish between true or false, it just identifies rebuttals to provide users with a more diverse set of perspectives.
rbutr 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 both content- and process-focused. It directly evaluates information (e.g., authenticating a photo), but also assesses how information is produced and disseminated.
- Method or technology
- Is the tool automated?
- Founding organization
- Founder/primary contact
- Shane Greenup
How is this tool working to address disinformation?
This tool aims to counter disinformation by exposing information consumers to diverse viewpoints including those that are opposed to their own.
Is there a connection with tech platforms?
Who is funding the tool?
Are there external evaluations?