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Our.News Our.News fights misinformation by making it easy for anyone to fact-check and rate news. Our.News fights misinformation and fake news by providing a neutral platform which lets the public judge what’s factual, thoughtfully-reported & unbiased—and what isn’t.

Users rate any news story for spin, trust, accuracy & legitimacy. Proprietary algorithms cut thru bias & stop trolls, validating real news. Subject Matter Experts receive weighted ratings in their area of expertise. For publishers, the process deepens engagement, increases time on page, & rebuilds trust. Our.News was founded in 2016 by a trio of entrepreneurs frustrated by the proliferation of misinformation, & determined to solve it: Richard Zack, Ryan Yagatich & Sean Killary.

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All disinformation is misinformation. The same is not true in reverse.
06/28/2021

All disinformation is misinformation. The same is not true in reverse.

All disinformation is misinformation. The same is not true in reverse.

Are we seeking truth? Or comfort?#Quotes #Truth #Facts
06/28/2021

Are we seeking truth? Or comfort?

#Quotes #Truth #Facts

Are we seeking truth? Or comfort?

#Quotes #Truth #Facts

Overall, about eight-in-ten Americans (79%) say news organizations tend to favor one side when presenting the news on po...
06/27/2021

Overall, about eight-in-ten Americans (79%) say news organizations tend to favor one side when presenting the news on political and social issues, according to a @pewresearch survey.

Overall, about eight-in-ten Americans (79%) say news organizations tend to favor one side when presenting the news on political and social issues, according to a @pewresearch survey.

Only about 1 in 11 Americans can tell if a news organization does original reporting. How do you spot them?
06/24/2021

Only about 1 in 11 Americans can tell if a news organization does original reporting.

How do you spot them?

Only about 1 in 11 Americans can tell if a news organization does original reporting.

How do you spot them?

There's been no shortage of misinformation on COVID-19. But how confident are you in your own ability to spot it? #faken...
06/23/2021

There's been no shortage of misinformation on COVID-19. But how confident are you in your own ability to spot it? #fakenews #infographics

There's been no shortage of misinformation on COVID-19. But how confident are you in your own ability to spot it? #fakenews #infographics

Do you automatically trust the data presented in an #infographic, or do you trace it back to the original source to conf...
06/23/2021

Do you automatically trust the data presented in an #infographic, or do you trace it back to the original source to confirm? #statistics #data #polls #survey #factcheck

Do you automatically trust the data presented in an #infographic, or do you trace it back to the original source to confirm? #statistics #data #polls #survey #factcheck

When it comes to conspiracy theorizing, it’s easy to point the finger at “those people.” But the psychological pressures...
06/15/2021
Conspiracy theories: why we all do it, and how we can do better

When it comes to conspiracy theorizing, it’s easy to point the finger at “those people.” But the psychological pressures that make people liable to believe and share conspiracy theories don’t just weigh on one demographic. They press upon us all.

How can we do better?

This is the “golden age of conspiracy theories.”

All disinformation is misinformation. The same is not true in reverse.
06/08/2021

All disinformation is misinformation. The same is not true in reverse.

All disinformation is misinformation. The same is not true in reverse.

It's hard to scroll through your newsfeed and stumble upon a friend or family member's post that's littered with false o...
06/08/2021
6 tips on how to respectfully call out friends and family when they post misinformation

It's hard to scroll through your newsfeed and stumble upon a friend or family member's post that's littered with false or misleading claims.

You're frustrated, but you also want to help set the record straight. What do you do?

With the help of a few experts, we drew up six tips for respectfully calling out friends and family when they post misinformation.

I know — your Uncle Rick’s a flat-Earther and he’s voting for Kanye. But hear me out.

Are we seeking truth? Or comfort?#Quotes #Truth #Facts
06/08/2021

Are we seeking truth? Or comfort?

#Quotes #Truth #Facts

Are we seeking truth? Or comfort?

#Quotes #Truth #Facts

Overall, about eight-in-ten Americans (79%) say news organizations tend to favor one side when presenting the news on po...
06/07/2021

Overall, about eight-in-ten Americans (79%) say news organizations tend to favor one side when presenting the news on political and social issues, according to a @pewresearch survey.

Overall, about eight-in-ten Americans (79%) say news organizations tend to favor one side when presenting the news on political and social issues, according to a @pewresearch survey.

Where do you get your news from? #SocialMedia #Algorithms #Algos
06/03/2021

Where do you get your news from? #SocialMedia #Algorithms #Algos

Where do you get your news from? #SocialMedia #Algorithms #Algos

What do you think? Is it possible?
05/31/2021

What do you think? Is it possible?

What do you think? Is it possible?

"Fake news" is nothing new. It's been called many things: disinformation, yellow journalism, sensationalism, and so on. ...
05/29/2021
10 quotes to help you navigate the infodemic

"Fake news" is nothing new. It's been called many things: disinformation, yellow journalism, sensationalism, and so on. But it's important that we learn from the past in order to chart a better future.

In that spirit, here are 10 quotes to help you navigate the infodemic.

https://bit.ly/34VSq1O

Even before mid-March, it was already more challenging than ever before to navigate the modern information landscape. But the pandemic…

Do you automatically trust the data presented in an #infographic, or do you trace it back to the original source to conf...
05/29/2021

Do you automatically trust the data presented in an #infographic, or do you trace it back to the original source to confirm? #statistics #data #polls #survey #factcheck

Do you automatically trust the data presented in an #infographic, or do you trace it back to the original source to confirm? #statistics #data #polls #survey #factcheck

There's been no shortage of misinformation on COVID-19. But how confident are you in your own ability to spot it? #faken...
05/23/2021

There's been no shortage of misinformation on COVID-19. But how confident are you in your own ability to spot it? #fakenews #infographics

There's been no shortage of misinformation on COVID-19. But how confident are you in your own ability to spot it? #fakenews #infographics

Are we seeking truth? Or comfort?#Quotes #Truth #Facts
05/21/2021

Are we seeking truth? Or comfort?

#Quotes #Truth #Facts

Are we seeking truth? Or comfort?

#Quotes #Truth #Facts

All disinformation is misinformation. The same is not true in reverse.
05/19/2021

All disinformation is misinformation. The same is not true in reverse.

All disinformation is misinformation. The same is not true in reverse.

Overall, about eight-in-ten Americans (79%) say news organizations tend to favor one side when presenting the news on po...
05/18/2021

Overall, about eight-in-ten Americans (79%) say news organizations tend to favor one side when presenting the news on political and social issues, according to a @pewresearch survey.

Overall, about eight-in-ten Americans (79%) say news organizations tend to favor one side when presenting the news on political and social issues, according to a @pewresearch survey.

With our free #Chrome extension, you can fact-check and rate content directly in your Facebook App and Twitter feeds. Do...
05/13/2021

With our free #Chrome extension, you can fact-check and rate content directly in your Facebook App and Twitter feeds. Download here: https://bit.ly/2wYQeWk

With our free #Chrome extension, you can fact-check and rate content directly in your Facebook App and Twitter feeds. Download here: https://bit.ly/2wYQeWk

When it comes to conspiracy theorizing, it’s easy to point the finger at “those people.” But the psychological pressures...
05/13/2021
Conspiracy theories: why we all do it, and how we can do better

When it comes to conspiracy theorizing, it’s easy to point the finger at “those people.” But the psychological pressures that make people liable to believe and share conspiracy theories don’t just weigh on one demographic. They press upon us all.

How can we do better?

This is the “golden age of conspiracy theories.”

Where do you get your news from? #SocialMedia #Algorithms #Algos
05/08/2021

Where do you get your news from? #SocialMedia #Algorithms #Algos

Where do you get your news from? #SocialMedia #Algorithms #Algos

There's been no shortage of misinformation on COVID-19. But how confident are you in your own ability to spot it? #faken...
05/06/2021

There's been no shortage of misinformation on COVID-19. But how confident are you in your own ability to spot it? #fakenews #infographics

There's been no shortage of misinformation on COVID-19. But how confident are you in your own ability to spot it? #fakenews #infographics

Only about 1 in 11 Americans can tell if a news organization does original reporting. How do you spot them?
05/05/2021

Only about 1 in 11 Americans can tell if a news organization does original reporting.

How do you spot them?

Only about 1 in 11 Americans can tell if a news organization does original reporting.

How do you spot them?

Do you automatically trust the data presented in an #infographic, or do you trace it back to the original source to conf...
05/04/2021

Do you automatically trust the data presented in an #infographic, or do you trace it back to the original source to confirm? #statistics #data #polls #survey #factcheck

Do you automatically trust the data presented in an #infographic, or do you trace it back to the original source to confirm? #statistics #data #polls #survey #factcheck

It's hard to scroll through your newsfeed and stumble upon a friend or family member's post that's littered with false o...
05/01/2021
6 tips on how to respectfully call out friends and family when they post misinformation

It's hard to scroll through your newsfeed and stumble upon a friend or family member's post that's littered with false or misleading claims.

You're frustrated, but you also want to help set the record straight. What do you do?

With the help of a few experts, we drew up six tips for respectfully calling out friends and family when they post misinformation.

I know — your Uncle Rick’s a flat-Earther and he’s voting for Kanye. But hear me out.

Are we seeking truth? Or comfort?#Quotes #Truth #Facts
04/29/2021

Are we seeking truth? Or comfort?

#Quotes #Truth #Facts

Are we seeking truth? Or comfort?

#Quotes #Truth #Facts

Overall, about eight-in-ten Americans (79%) say news organizations tend to favor one side when presenting the news on po...
04/29/2021

Overall, about eight-in-ten Americans (79%) say news organizations tend to favor one side when presenting the news on political and social issues, according to a @pewresearch survey.

Overall, about eight-in-ten Americans (79%) say news organizations tend to favor one side when presenting the news on political and social issues, according to a @pewresearch survey.

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