The Walkley Media Incubator and Innovation Fund

Here is my application to the Walkley Media Incubator and Innovation Fund. Project title: Critical thinking for everyone! A systematic global approach to fixing fake news and misinformation. Your project summarised in one sentence: We promote critical thinking and skepticism globally by building a centralised open system which makes it easy for people and organisations […]

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Applying for the Knight Foundation Prototype Fund

We’ve never had any real funding for the rbutr project. We kept this whole thing limping along under our own efforts and through our own financial support. That has caused problems for us, and resulted in multi-year breaks of productivity while Craig and I attempted to make ends meet and take care of our own […]

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Can we stop calling everything we disagree with “Fake news” already?

OK, we get it, Fake News has taken off as a buzzword and everyone is talking about the Fake News problem. But seriously, can we stop with the childish pretending that all news outlets are “fake news”? It isn’t funny. And it definitely isn’t helpful. The term “Fake News” has a very real meaning and […]

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Shuttle explosion, vaccination, and police corruption – The best of rbutr #11

Welcome to the 11th edition of the Best of rbutr email! Click here to subscribe to receive The best of rbutr via email. rbutr is peer review for the world wide web Source Articles Response Articles Space Space Tourism, the New Frontier? SpaceSpace tourismTechnology Space Tourism Isn’t Worth Dying For – Wired.com A Rebuttal to […]

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The State of “Journalism”

One of the most frustrating things I have had to deal with while working on rbutr, is being neck deep in the sort of articles which attract rebuttals. A lot of the time they are junk websites, fringe blogs, or just crazy theories, but way too often, they are articles on ‘respectable’ websites. Media outlets, […]

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