Factinsect uses a sophisticated AI (artificial intelligence) to check the credibility of content. The fully automated tool compares text content with information from selected, trustworthy sources.
The Factinsect traffic light system provides users with a clear indication on the credibility of information at a single glance, within just a few seconds:
Green means: A trusted source has confirmed the information.
Red means: The text contradicts information from a trustworthy site.
Gray means: No clear result at the moment.
Factinsect shows which parts of a news article have been confirmed or refuted by other sources - making the fact check highly transparent and comprehensible. The fact check only takes a few seconds.
In the first step, our reference media are media that have committed themselves to the journalistic code of honor and also comply with it. The scalability of the Factinsect system makes it easy to add other sources and languages in the future.
While a user reads a message on the Internet (e.g. a newspaper article or blog post), Factinsect compares the content with news from selected sources. These sources are quality media that have committed themselves to the journalistic code of honor and also comply with it.
The result appears within just a few seconds: Green means that the content is confirmed by high-quality media. Red means: The statement is refuted or partially refuted by other sources. Gray means: Factinsect could not find any sources about this topic. This may be because it's an exclusive story or because the information is new and not yet available on other news sources.
Red or gray is an indication for the user to do more research on the topic, for example by reading specialist or quality media or by talking to experts.
If interested, users can click on the highlighted text and learn which sections of the text have been confirmed or refuted by which other sources.
Factinsect is supported in the academic start-up center Science Park Graz GmbH and funded as part of the AplusB scale-up program.
Factinsect is part of the MediaFutures project.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s framework Horizon 2020 for research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 951962.
Factinsect is part of the Google Cloud Startup Program.
Factinsect is part of the AWS Activate program
Factinsect is funded by the österreichischen Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft FFG (Austrian Research Promotion Agency).
Factinsect is funded by the SFG.