OpenSources.co is a public-domain resource whose goal is to help the public better understand information sources and root out misleading or fake news websites. Through careful analysis by a team of professionals, OpenSources compiles and maintains a database of information sources, each marked with tags signifying the reliability of their content.
Identifact has partnered with OpenSources.co to rate and review online news sources. Identifact’s fact-checking process involves consultation with the OpenSources database wherever possible. The below table demonstrates how OpenSources tags translate to Identifact credibility ratings.
OpenSources classifies each URL they study into several groups. Identifact will translate each OpenSources classification into its own classification using the following chart:
Quality Reporting Classification will receive 110 points and 90 points to the Good Reporting Classification. This is due to the fact that OpenSources does not choose to make a finer distinction of “Credible."
OpenSources.co engages a rigorous, multi-step methodology to rate online information sources. Reviewers weigh every detail, including the website’s domain, aesthetics, metadata, and social media presence, as well as the use of information sources and adherence to recognized style guides within the site’s content. Visit OpenSources.co for more information on the team’s project and rating methodology.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this site is for informational and educational purposes only. We have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this site and in our downloadable data is reliable; however, we are not responsible for any errors, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. All information in this site is provided “as is” and “as available,” with no guarantee of accuracy, reliability, completeness, or of the services or results obtained from the use of this information. By using OpenSources, you expressly agree that the use of OpenSources and its data is at your sole risk.
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