Academic Research and rbutr – Announcing a collaboration with the Delft University of Technology

I’m very happy and excited to announce that Assistant Professor Nava Tintarev has recently been awarded a €50,000 grant to work with and investigate the potential applications of rbutr in a classroom setting. Dr Tintarev was awarded the grant by the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Education and Learning for her project: SuSPECT: Scaffolding Student PErspectives for Critical Thinking which aims […]

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Reddit reply bot, Facebook integration, Grants, and Other updates

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Reddit Reply Bot Thanks to some work by Thomas, we have recently reactivated the Reddit reply bot. We have identified a few potential improvements to it and hope to implement them over the coming weeks or months. You can see them in our Trello board. Remember, everyone is free to participate, so if you want to work […]

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Angry? I sure am. Join me and fight for a better future with rbutr

In the light of the post-truth world we now seem to live in, I feel I have no option but to put every resource I have into ensuring the world gets an internet which automatically fights back against misinformation and filter bubbles, and helps promote critical thinking to future generations. I don’t think rbutr will […]

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What We have Achieved So Far

As we approach three and a half years since beta launch, I just wanted to take a moment to put together a post outlining some of our achievements. The biggest of which is the fact that rbutr is still the most widely used web annotation plugin online, and has been for a while. You can see […]

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Making rbutr Open Source

After no small amount of deliberation and consideration, we have decided to make rbutr’s code open source. In order for this to happen we will need one or more people willing to take on the responsibility of ensuring the quality of rbutr’s code is maintained, and new developments do not break the system. Making rbutr open […]

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Some Survey Responses Are In…

So I went away for the weekend (I got to watch the Eagles in concert) and came back to 60 responses to our survey so far. There are still some more coming in, and feel free to respond if you still haven’t, but I just wanted to thank everyone who has responded so far, and let […]

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Article: Memetic Immune System for the Internet

I just published my most thorough explanation of the rbutr concept over at my medium.com blog the other day. It already has over 16,000 views. You can see it here. I take the time to explain why we need a system like rbutr, explaining why none of the other methods used so far to fight […]

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Nanoparticles in your food, the Turing test, a Sydney shark attack and more – The best of rbutr #4

Welcome to our 4th issue of the best of rbutr. Click here to subscribe to receive The best of rbutr via email. rbutr maps inter-website discussions and makes it super easy for you to follow them. Remember: Anyone can submit claim-rebuttal connections, and rbutr doesn’t discriminate or take any position on the issues being discussed. […]

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New Demonstration Video for rbutr

With the recent releases of the Firefox Addon and the rbutr iFrame, I have recorded a new screen capture video of how to install and use rbutr. So watch it, and then help friends install rbutr so that we can start winning this battle against misinformation, one computer at a time. Install from the rbutr […]

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Introducing the rbutr Toolbar – rbutr Anywhere, Anytime, Any Platform. Link to Misinformation Safely!

I’m really excited to announce the release of one of the most exciting pieces of technology we have developed as part of rbutr – a platform independent toolbar which can be called up on any website. This is really significant. Not only does it allow anyone to immediately query whether a page has been rebutted […]

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