iSchool Capstone

ReSIFT: Media Fact-Checking Reimagined

Project tags:

information behavior & user research

information literacy

social media

Misinformation has always been present, but social media has significantly increased its scope, spread, and reach in our world today. Working with the University of Washington's Center for an Informed Public (CIP), this project places the SIFT fact-checking strategy in the hands of Android mobile device users. The ReSIFT mobile application assists users in fact-checking articles and expedites the fact-checking process. ReSIFT reduces the amount of time needed to fact-check and educates users on information verification best practices to create a community of information skeptics and critical thinkers.

Project participants:

Andrew Wong


Daniel Miau


Kayvon Tari


Tom Nguyen