- Twitter Trails
Founded in 2014
Twitter Trails is a web-based tool that uses an algorithm to analyze the spread of a story and how users react to the story. The tool measures the spread of the story and the skepticism expressed by users.
Twitter Trails is not affiliated with RAND. It was selected for this database because it fits our researchers' inclusion criteria.
- Tool type
- Disinformation tracking
- Fully operational
- Intended users
- 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
- Machine learning and AI
- Is the tool automated?
- Founding organization
- Wellesley College
- Founder/primary contact
- P. Takis Metaxas and Eni Mustafaraj
How is this tool working to address disinformation?
This tool aims to fight disinformation by tracing the spread of information online and providing insights into how false information spreads. This can lead to new efforts aimed a remediation.
Is there a connection with tech platforms?
Who is funding the tool?
Social Informatics Lab at Wellesley, National Science Foundation
Are there external evaluations?