Rooted in Trust

Rooted in Trust is a pandemic information response plan countering the unprecedented scale and speed of the spread of rumors and misinformation about COVID-19. The plan is global in reach and grounded in hyper-local information ecosystems in the Philippines, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Mali, Sudan, the Central African Republic and Colombia to ensure impact on the global level and on the local level directly in vulnerable communities affected by humanitarian crises.

Ushahidi Inc

Ushahidi, which translates to “testimony” in Swahili, was developed to map reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election violence in 2008. Since then, thousands have used our crowdsourcing tools to raise their voice. We’re a technology leader in Africa, headquartered in Nairobi, with a global team. We are a social enterprise that provides software and services to numerous sectors and civil society to help improve the bottom up flow of information.

We believe that if marginalized people are able to easily communicate to those who aim to serve them...


rbutr tells you when the webpage you are viewing has been disputed,
rebutted or contradicted elsewhere on the internet.

rbutr is a community-driven app which connects webpages together on the basis that one page argues against the other.

Visit a rebutted page and you will be told "There are rebuttals to this page." You can then open up the rebutting article(s).

Found a great rebuttal? Connect it to the page(s) it rebuts so that people reading those articles can know about it.


Quod -currently in its beta form- is a project to create an open database of misinformation on the web. It was created to crowdsource the difficult task of identifying and cataloging misinformation published online. You can participate by reporting misinformation you encounter online.
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MozCheck is the first fact checking organization in Mozambique. Since December 2017, the team of volunteers has published verifications of electoral promises of the President of the Republic on social networks (Facebook and Twitter). In the coming months and years, MozCheck intends to check electoral promises of more Mozambican politicians from different party affiliations and levels of action. It also intends to develop other projects in the area of fact checking.

Real 411

Real411 was created to give all citizens the power to report digital disinformation during the run up to the 2019 South African National and Provincial Elections. When individuals report to the Real411, they are reporting to the Electoral Commission’s (IEC) Directorate for Electoral Offences. The IEC will rule on acts of disinformation for appropriate action to be taken.

Dirt Protocol

DIRT is a protocol for decentralized information curation that uses token staking to incentivize honesty. DIRT is not a Token Curated Registry (TCR). DIRT is a protocol to build TCRs.

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Catalyzing a global network of digital forensic researchers, following conflicts in real time. Mission: To identify, expose, and explain disinformation where and when it occurs using open source research; to promote objective truth as a foundation of government for and by people; to protect democratic institutions and norms from those who would seek to undermine them in the digital engagement space. To create a new model of expertise adapted for impact and real-world results.

Digital Democracy Monitor

The Digital Democracy Monitor Toolkit seeks to empower researchers with the knowledge, tools and examples to analyse democratic discourse online.

This toolkit was prepared by Democracy Reporting International (DRI) as part of our efforts on Social Media and Democracy.

BellingCat Online Investigation Toolkit

Welcome to Bellingcat’s freely available online open source investigation toolkit. You can follow our work via our website, Twitter and Facebook. (We also provide three to five day open source investigation workshops.) This is version 5.3 (August 19, 2020). The list includes satellite and mapping services, tools for verifying photos and videos, websites to archive web pages, and much more. The list is long, and may seem daunting. There are guides at the end of the document, highlighting the methods and use of these tools in further detail.

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