Source Engine is the firewall against misinformation.
In its initial form, the source engine will provide 3 answers:
Without writing comments for hours.
Without emotionally straining, unfruitful confrontations.
Without reading through hundreds of arguments that are already proven wrong.
Click the icon
to mark texts, videos or an images (browser add-on as proof of concept available).
Works independent of the website.
Albert Einstein once said
with great power comes great responsibility
In your field of expertise:
Confirm the correct use of a cited source.
Algorithms shall simplify your work (once developed)
by combining & sorting, creating a web of trust between confirmed sources.
Misinformation usually spreads much further than facts, because it is sensational. Something new grabs attention. That curiosity is mostly a good thing but the human mind can be hacked by clickbait and other techniques. Not everyone has the same capability to detect it.
Society pays a huge price for all the fake information being spread. There are medical, societal and economic costs, in addition to all the preventable suffering of individuals. Worldwide estimates are in the high billions (estimate), but thinking about an affected person in our life is enough to imagine the consequences.
While it is usually possible to trace back most sources with enough research, it can be very time intense. Quality journalists spend a good amount of their efforts verifying sources. Reading the original papers to every information online is not a practical approach - at least for most.
It's planned to link scientific evidence (papers) in the background to get an approximation of the current state of knowledge. Ideally, non-scientists can contribute expertise too, which is one of many challenges we're looking forward to solve.
We have to start somewhere.
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