Factinsect compares articles from the web with selected quality media. A Factinsect beta version is available as a plug-in for Chrome, Edge and Firefox browsers.
Factinsect compares articles from the Internet with selected quality media. A simple traffic light system provides information about the credibility of online newspaper articles, blog posts and other information from the Web. Within seconds and at a glance. Factinsect helps to create a reliable collection of facts and information to ease online discussions and create a better social coexistence.
Our trustworthy sources include media that abides to the Journalistic Code of Honor. It is part of the journalistic code of ethics to conduct research without outside influence, not to discriminate or denigrate anyone, and especially: to research thoroughly and comprehensively. Reliable information also comes from scientific institutions that are committed to the principles of scientific work: methodical, comprehensible, verifiable gain in knowledge.
We are convinced: If a large number of experts come to the same result independently of one another, then we can confidently consider these results reliable knowledge.
Comparing online ressouces with these very reliable sources will help you to better classify information from the Internet. If our reliable sources confirm the information, you can be confident that it is correct.
If we cannot find reliable sources to confirm your information, it means that the information is not validated. That may be because it is simply wrong. Or it may be that the information cannot be confirmed at this time. The information may contain both factual and misinformation. Anway, you should inform yourself further before accepting the content as correct.
Factinsect uses artificial intelligence to make the meaning of written online content comparable.
While you are reading a news item 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 adhere to it.
The result appears within a few seconds: Green means that the content is essentially confirmed by high-quality media. Orange means that the information cannot be confirmed. Then there could be several causes: the information could be wrong, it could be new or exclusive, or it could be satire. In this case the users are asked to do further research.
If you are interested in further information, you can click on the plug-in and see which parts of the text are confirmed and which are not.
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 funded by the österreichischen Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft FFG (Austrian Research Promotion Agency).
Factinsect is part of the Google Cloud Startup Program.