Join us — each new partner adds credibility and reliability
Identifact can help your fact-checking organization, widget, or plug-in be more effective in stamping out fake news. We do this by pooling your work into our data warehouse. This information will contribute to Identifact's information on the believability of URLs, reporters, etc.
We are especially interested in having IFCN Code of Principles signatories join Identifact. Fact checkers with signatory status enjoy the greatest authority in Identifact’s credibility-rating process, and are also invited to serve on Identifact’s advisory board.
As an Identifact partner, you'll have:
Contact us to see how partnering with Identifact can make your research have greater impact! We are actively seeking technologies to securely link with our database. Together, we can stamp out fake news!
Learn more about how we use OpenSources here.
OpenSources is a curated resource for assessing online information sources, available for public use. Websites in this resource range from credible news sources to misleading and outright fake websites. Headed by Melissa Zimdars of Merrimack College, our research team is dedicated to preserving the integrity and enhancing the transparency of information on the internet.
Our mission is to empower people to find reliable information online.
Learn more about rbutr here.
The rbutr plug-in is not exactly a fact checking application, but it is an excellent addition to Identifact. Rbutr measures how much people disagree with something posted on the web, but not necessarily if the person who is disagreeing makes any sense. This is useful because any discussion about “What is fact?” or “What is the truth?” inevitably leads to the discussion, “Whose truth?” and “Facts change". For instance, it used to be a fact that the world was flat.” Rbutr solves this problem because it allows people to record their refutations of a particular thought without judging them.
We are actively looking for fact-checking organizations to join our team. We offer an advisory board seat and tools to help you solve our joint missions more effectively.
We are actively looking for internet widgets, fact checkers, and plug-ins that support fact-checking efforts to join our cause.
Take action today so we can work together to label the lies and stop fake news.