My lone voice at the Misinformation Workshop

Last monday, the 15th of May 2017, I was fortunate enough to attend a Workshop on Digital Misinformation organised as part of the The 11th International Conference on Web and Social Media. The workshop was a huge success, and incredibly valuable to myself, and as far as I can tell, everyone who attended. I’m still […]

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

reddit log for reddit reply bot rbutrbot

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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rbutr’s Growth Plan – How to get rbutr to the masses.

Craig and I began working on rbutr early in 2012. We’ve never made an income from it, nor sought investment, instead attempting to work within our means. From our passion for this project, with the help of some amazing supporters, we got a lot done in a short amount of time. About two years after […]

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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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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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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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Web Of Trust, Developing Partnerships and Other Progress

Craig and I had a great conversation yesterday afternoon with the new CEO of Web of Trust to discuss potential partnerships between our two businesses. From our perspective, and from the several chats we’ve had with them now, WOT seems to agree, WOT and rbutr provide a brilliant complimentarity to one another. WOT is a […]

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rbutr Available on Opera (mostly)

If you use Opera you can also install rbutr – it is just a matter of changing the Chrome file extension from .crx to .nex than installing in to Opera by dragging the file in to the extensions window. However, we haven’t tested this extensively yet so we can’t guarantee it won’t be bug free. […]

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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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rbutr is Now Available on Firefox

You can now download rbutr for Firefox from our homepage. Thank you for your patience waiting for this expansion to be released, it was important that we got some core steps right before expanding to other browsers. We are now well positioned to continue expanding to Safari and Internet Explorer. This expansion to Firefox was […]

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