One of the most difficult issues our digital society faces today is the rapid spread of dis/misinformation and the impact it has in our lives. Falsehoods can easily fuel hate speech, weaken democracies and become a real life threat. Research has shown that disinformation can affect student’s grades, can be harmful to our health and makes it harder for people to accept the truth.
Fact-checking is a journalistic process that is growing globally while seeking to separate facts from fiction According to the Duke Reporters' Lab, there are at least 300 fact-checking organizations in the world battling mis/disinformation.
These groups, however, are financially underserved and heavily dependent on social media platforms (for grants and project-support).
We believe this project can not only introduce the fact-checking community to a whole new revenue stream, but also to generate buzz among citizens who are interested in supporting their work while making their own financial investments.
FACTS-NFT is the first marketplace for fact checks in NFT format. We aim to build a protocol that will allow fact-checking organizations to not only debunk manipulated or fabricated news but also to mint this work into a non-fungible token.
We believe that converting fact checks into tokens is an idea that can ignite a whole new economic model - a sustainable revenue stream that could support fact-checking organizations in their efforts to keep growing, while combating mis/disinformation.
FACTS-NFT will make historical and important fact checks a collectable item. It was planned to allow collectors (NFT buyers) to acquire these tokens, keep them as a collection or resell them to extract profit.
FACTS-NFT is also a chance to openly support the fact-checking community while making a financial investment. A celebrity that has been attacked by falsehoods and has been protected by fact-checked article might want to buy the NFT of that single piece of work as a way to show his/her appreciation towards the fact-checking organization that helped to disarticulate hoaxes about him/her.
Partnering with FACTS-NFT at this stage will let you:
We know that A/B tests of different kinds will be required and your expertise is needed. As a pioneer of this movement, you can also become part of the FACTS-NFT advisory board.
With FACTS-NFT, we are seeking to launch the first fact check on NFT format and also to create the first international group to discuss and plan the next steps to maximize this new revenue stream.
Besides the fact that this is a brand new experience to be tested in different parts of the world, we truly believe that fact-checkers are stronger when working together. By joining this centralized marketplace for fact checks in NFT format, you will be also treated as a pioneer in your business industry.
FACTS-NFT is an initiative of:
Gabriel Rondon (Paris, France): Always involved in projects that span bitcoin applications, decentralized finance, autonomous banking, smart contracts, non-fungible tokens. Gabriel is an enthusiast and consultant in the blockchain industry, with a solid experience in handling crypto products globally, such as Kraken, Kraken Futures, Bitfinex.
Thiago Rondon (São Paulo, Brazil): He is co-founder of the startup AppCívico, which supports organizations and leaders with civic technologies. Digital coordinator to combat disinformation in the Superior Electoral Court in the 2020 elections.
Cristina Tardáguila (Tampa, United States): Founder and partner of Lupa, the largest fact-checking organization in Brazil. She served as the associated director of the International Data Verification Network until March 2021 and coordinated the #CoronaVirusFacts alliance, the world's largest collaborative verification project. In Brazil, she has worked as a reporter and an editor for O Globo, Folha de S.Paulo and piauí magazine.
Isaac Rodriguez (México D.F, México): Is a visual designer and, since 2018 handles different projects regarding fact-checking and mis/disinformation
About the fact-checking partners:
Agência Lupa - http://lupa.news
Lead Stories - https://leadstories.com/
Newtral - https://www.newtral.es/
Taiwan FactCheck Center - https://tfc-taiwan.org.tw/
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