Slide Join the Fact Protocol Community Fact Protocol A decentralized/web3 fact-checking system with a workable scaling strategy based on globally distributed community contributions and incentivization mechanics. block quest powered by fact protocol Block Quest: Fact-checked web3 content and news. Download Whitepaper Web3 Fact-checking Platforms - Private Beta

We are leveraging blockchain technology to empower Fact-checkers in combating fake news

Censor Resistant

Fact Protocol uses web3/blockchain systems to create a censorship resistance layer for fact-check records.

Amplify

Fact Protocol amplifies fact-checks because it is an effective way to mitigate fast-spreading false information.

Archival

All facts registered on the protocol are permanently stored in the combination of secure web2 & web3 systems.

Incentives

Fact Protocol will incentivize fact-checking efforts. To stimulate more activity in the fight against fake news.

Native Web3 Fact-checker

Fact protocol is a decentralized and scalable Web3 fact-checking enabler that uses its native fact-checking applications to mitigate the fake news problem.

The protocol uses 2-factor to validate news and its facts. The first factor uses News Registrars (NRs) and the second factor uses News Validators (NVs) to re-verify the facts and authenticate the citations/references attached by NRs.

Through governance vote, rules are formed and decisions are enforced within the Protocol. The White Paper has further details on the protocol flow.

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Fact Registration on Blockchain
All facts registered on the protocol are recorded on the Blockchain.
2-factor Validation
News/Facts are first registered by a registrar
which is then validated by a validator to
increase the trustworthiness of information.
Blockchain Verification
Facts are verifiable on Blockchain from the Fact-checker platform interface.

Fact-checked on Block Quest

The fact-check feed below is retrieved from Block Quest, a dedicated platform for fact-checked web3/blockchain news and content. Powered by Fact Protocol.

RSS Feed Sample

  • MicroStrategy has sold some of its Bitcoin holdings and repurchased more later January 1, 2023
    According to MicroStrategy's SEC filing, they bought more Bitcoin than it sold two days later. Michael Saylor adds that these transactions are carried out to profit from the capital loss. The post MicroStrategy has sold some of its Bitcoin holdings and repurchased more later appeared first on Block Quest (formerly Gusture).
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Open-sourced. Secure (SSL enabled).

Fact in News / Media

Fact Protocol shares the Content Authenticity Initiative’s (CAI) mission to combat mis/disinformation by empowering consumers with the tools they need to determine the veracity of what they are seeing online.

Santiago Lyon, Head of Advocacy & Education, CAI by Adobe

fact protocol news on the week magazine

The founders argue the advantages of a decentralized network also extend to preventing the concentration of power, keeping the validation process democratic, eliminating bias, and ensuring full transparency.

Mohith Agadi, Co-founder of Fact Protocol told The Decrypting Story

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Ecosystem: Partnerships / Integrations

The Fact Protocol ecosystem is growing with native dApps, cross-chain integrations, and industry partnerships. The goal is to create open-access platforms for fact-checkers & journalists and achieve decentralization, privacy layer, and censorship resistance. 

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METAMASK WALLET
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The idea and concept

March 2021 – the idea of the project is born and proof of concept (PoC) is created.

R&D is commissioned

April 2021 – R&D is commissioned and protocol design initiated.

Web3 Platforms & Tools

Q4 2022 – We will start beta launching fact-checking platforms and a suite of web3 tools and dApps to support fact-checkers and information volunteers/users globally.

Blockchain Integration

Q4 2022 – launch of fact-checking platforms in private beta and integration with blockchain. The fact registration on blockchain will go live with community partners in Q1 2023.

FACT Native Token

Q1 2023 – Fact Protocol’s native token $FACT generation. Test the token with web3 wallets such as MetaMask, Trust, and Coinbase Wallet.

Fact Foundation & Fact DAO

Q1 2023 – Creation of Fact Foundation & Fact DAO to over-see Fact Protocol’s activities and support its growth. Appoint a board of advisors to administer the DAO and establish decentralized governance.

Our Team

A team of web3 enthusiasts and fact-checking professionals working daily to make the world a better place. We are building a decentralized protocol that is resistant to censorship to combat fake news, misinformation, and disinformation. 

mohith agadi
Co-Founder

Mohith Agadi

Mohith is the co-founder of Fact Protocol.

zainab asif
Independent Advisor

Zainab Asif

Current – Google, Ex-Cisco, Nokia.

sai bhargav
Head - Partnerships + R&D

Sai Bhargav

Bhargav is in-charge of partnerships and R&D.

gaja ram
Independent Advisor

Gaja Ram

Current – CVS Health, Ex-AIG, FedEx, Anthem.

damodar kalyan
Co-Founder

Damodar Kalyan

Kalyan is the co-founder of Fact Protocol.

manoj agadi
Advisor - Digital Strategy

Manoj A.

Current – 10 Leaves, Ex-Comm100.

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Independent Advisor

Rahul Jain

Ex-OKX, Bitbns.

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Independent Advisor

Naveen Kumar

Current – FIS, Ex-Broadridge, Mindtree.

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Advisor - Design

Ganesh Gudigar

Founder & CEO – Antsline Agency.

Decentralized Fact-checker

World’s first decentralized fact-checking platforms with incentivization mechanics. Powered by blockchain/web3 technology and globally distributed communities.

Interested in Fact-checking?

We have compiled a collection of educational resources for journalists, students, and fact-checkers.

Web3 Verifiability Layer – Phase 1

The Fact Protocol is a decentralized and scalable fact-checking system that powers a suite of tools, also known as dApps in Web3 terms, that combats Fake News/Misinformation/Disinformation using native fact-checking applications, open APIs, and community contributions. As stated in the Proof-of-Concept, the protocol employs a two-factor verification (2FA) approach to ensure that fact-checks are verified unbiasedly.

With a community-driven and incentive approach, the Fact Protocol aims to scale across all categories and geographies. Together, we can prevent misinformation from spreading and save societies from becoming victims. The protocol’s rules are formed and/or amended on an as-required basis by governance vote.

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Web3 Physical Access Card for Fact Protocol Ecosystem.

The Fact Protocol — a governance and incentive protocol – is further explained in the White Paper (accessible via the main navigation).

Research Data on Fake News/Misinformation – Catalogued by Fact Institute

The state of fake news and misinformation 2022

The authenticity of information has long been a concern for both printed and digital media, affecting both businesses and society.

Should social media platforms penalize users who spread misinformation?

A July 2021 survey of online adults in the United States found that more than half of respondents thought social

News consumers in the US found that 38.2 percent had unknowingly shared fake news

A survey of news consumers in the United States found that 38.2% had unknowingly shared fake news or misinformation on social media.