How to stop Fake News in its tracks: Plugins and social media integration

In case you missed it, Fake News is the topic of the month. On the tail of the biggest political upset of the century, Facebook and Twitter have come under fire for allowing fake news websites to spread without resistance across social media, often gaining much more attention than real news stories. Always gaining a […]

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Trump, Trump, Trump, and some other stuff – The best of rbutr #13

And we’re back! The 13th edition of the Best of rbutr email is here. Click here to subscribe to receive The best of rbutr via email. Is rburt installed in your browser? Install rbutr now. Now is the time make sure rbutr is still installed in your browser and that you like our Facebook page. […]

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Not Even a Rebuttal – The problem with fake news

This last year has revealed a deep problem with modern media. With rbutr, I had hoped to fight back against misinformation, and help stop the spread of lies, and bring nuanced debate back to complex issues. What I never expected when creating rbutr, was to find myself in a world where completely fabricated headlines would become a […]

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Opening Up – rbutr needs your help.

Please fill out our short questionaire! The rbutr Beta launch happened 3 years ago on the 1st of March. Since then we have grown to a peak of roughly 20,000 plugin users, 30,000+ rebuttals mapped, and constant daily activity from committed members who want to see rbutr succeed as much as we do. All of that has […]

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Net neutrality, Taylor Swift and a more inclusive KKK – The best of rbutr #12

Welcome to the 12th edition of the Best of rbutr email! Click here to subscribe to receive The best of rbutr via email. The Internet needs an immune system to stop misinformation from spreading to new minds and taking root. rbutr is a critical part of that immune system. Source Articles Response Articles Net Neutrality […]

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Life on Mars, racist architecture, and the Pope vs evolution. The best of rbutr #10

Welcome to the 10th edition of the Best of rbutr email! Click here to subscribe to receive The best of rbutr via email. The idea behind rbutr is to fix the Internet so that it no longer just passively presents information, but instead actively teaches critical reflection on the information presented, while also ensuring the […]

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Banksy arrested, ebola scares, irrational atheism. The best of rbutr #9

Welcome to the long awaited 9th instalment of the Best of rbutr email! Click here to subscribe to receive The best of rbutr via email. rbutr provides context and quality assurance to the content discovered on social media and in search. Search first. rbutr second. Source Articles Response Articles Hoaxes The arrest and unveiling of […]

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Why rbutr must share misinformation…

Yes, you read that heading right. We admit to sharing misinformation over rbutr. We admit that things which we know are not true, are being shared with people who may have never encountered the erroneous claims and arguments. We admit it, and we stand by the claim that it is absolutely necessary. Necessary for what? Necessary […]

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This week in rbutr… 9 June 2014

Subscribe to receive this post via email. Note: The articles on the right (below) critique the articles on the left, but that does NOT mean the articles on the left are necessarily incorrect, or that the articles on the right are necessarily correct. rbutr just shows the discussion; we don’t tell you what to think. […]

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The best of rbutr… 2 June 2014

Welcome to our second issue of “The best of rbutr”. See the first issue in our blog here, with a bit of an explanation of what it is all about and the inspiration behind this idea. Subscribe to receive The best of rbutr via email. “One of the basic premises which lies behind the rbutr […]

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