Trust and Verification

Trust and Verification

Trust and Verification

Founded in 2018

Trust and Verification is an online open enrollment course that teaches how to build trust as a journalist or content creator in an age of misinformation. It focuses on how to build trust, how the media landscape changes, and how to verify trustworthiness online.

Trust and Verification 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 process-focused. It evaluates how information is produced and disseminated.
Method or technology
Online course or game
Is the tool automated?
Founding organization
Knight Center for Journalism at UT Austin
Founder/primary contact
Craig Silverman

How is this tool working to address disinformation?

This tool aims to fight disinformation by improving the quality and accuracy of journalism. It works to create a cohort of journalists skilled at increasing trust and verifying accuracy of sources in a changing online environment.

Is there a connection with tech platforms?

None found

Who is funding the tool?

Funded by UT Austin, plus a $30 certificate of completion that generates additional revenue. Other financial support came from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which awarded the Center a $600,000 grant in April 2016 to expand its online journalism education program over the following four years.

Are there external evaluations?

None found

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