What is FakesRadar.org?
FakesRadar.org is a startup helping users exposed to disinformation learn facts, share fact-checked data and stay informed and protected from fakes.
What do you mean?
We are developing a communication technology describing fakes and facts, placing them on the map and using gamification to deliver facts where fakes had been shared.
Do you check facts?
No, facts are checked and debunked by independent fact-checking projects.
What stage are you at?
We are at the pilot stage.
How is it going?
The idea is successfully tested. We got a long list of what can be improved. The most important is that it is liked by users even in this pilot stage.
What does your map show?
The maps show the known addresses of the fakers or their Internet-providers.
What do you mean by “Facts”?
Data, which can be checked independently. Debunked fakes.
Is it a game?
No. There is an element of gamification. However, this is real data.
Do you mean your service can make no mistake?
Yes, we can. However, due to the two level verification – by the independent fact-checking services and by our team, the risk is low. If it happens, the mistake will be corrected and users will be informed.
Who is funding you?
We are funded by ourselves and our friends.
Why do you think your solution will work?
It is already tested, users like it.
Who are your partners?
Our partners are Stanford University Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), AmProgCo, Zeus Electronics and Rhize.
How can you make sure the fact-checkers working for you are providing quality data?
Fact-checkers are not working for us. They are working independently.
Why do people pay you?
They don’t. The basic service will be free. However, we expect that some will be ready to pay for extra services.
Is it a commercial service?
No, it is a non-for-profit service.
Well, FakesRadar can be improved.
Surely it can. We are upgrading our pilot project daily. We are also always happy to learn what can be improved, so please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So is it about technology or is it a kind of journalism?
Yes, it is a kind of information technology helping quality journalism. The thing is that good journalism is always fact-based.
What are your principles?
We are sharing principles of human rights, nonviolent action, fact-checking, transparency and accountability of content moderation.
How can I join the project?
Send your cooperation idea to email@example.com - we are especially interested in content partnerships with recognized Fact-checkers, Universities, media organizations and non-fiction publishers. Thanks!