Sifter

By Tyler Crick, XDM MA Graduate.

Sifter is a browser toolbar that displays meta-information for websites, fact-checking of content by scraping Snopes and Politifact, fake news website detection by querying established databases, and performs light linguistic analysis of internet content. The underlying goal is to help make the internet a bit more transparent and draw a user’s attention to details that could inform insightful patterns about misinformation.