Share the Facts Widget

Share the Facts Widget

Share the Facts Widget

Founded in 2017

"Share the Facts" is a web-based widget and Slack application that provides readers with a summary of a fact-checked article, highlighting the claim that is checked and the conclusion. The widget has a general structure but can be customized to identify the fact-checking organization. By using the widget, fact-checks can be highlighted in Google search results and shared through platforms like Google and Twitter.

Share the Facts Widget 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, Journalists
Tool focus
This tool is content-focused. It directly evaluates information, such as the authenticity of a photo.
Method or technology
Human implementation
Is the tool automated?
Founding organization
Duke University
Founder/primary contact
Erica Ryan

How is this tool working to address disinformation?

The tool aims to fight disinformation by establishing a platform that can be used to verify information including text and data.

Is there a connection with tech platforms?

Yes. This tool receives funding through Jigsaw (a Google technology incubator, operated as a subsidiary of Alphabet).

Who is funding the tool?

Duke Technology Labs, Jigsaw

Are there external evaluations?

None found

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