When you see dubious social media posts, photos, videos, conspiracy theories or other suspected misinformation, submit the link to Factland.org with a clear title and description of the claim to be decided. The community will do the rest.
Stake FACT tokens on claims to create an incentive pool to pay investigators, jurors and the winning side.
Receive FACT tokens for discussing and sharing information about submitted claims. Investigators who provide the most convincing evidence get the biggest share.
From time to time you will be invited to serve on an anonymous random sample jury to review evidence and issue a verdict. Jurors receive FACT tokens for their service.
Factland is a nonprofit Web3 DAO created by Evan Hansen, John Plevyak, Keith Axline and Pam Statz. Its mission is to slow the spread of misinformation online by making it easy for anyone to flag untrustworthy claims and have them promptly adjudicated by a decentralized community of fact checkers paid in crypto.
Using the Factland Dapp, people can upload claims for community review and comment, and stake FACT tokens to vote on whether they are true or false. Cases are decided by anonymous juries drawn randomly from the community to weigh the evidence and issue a verdict. Stakes are split between the winners, jurors and community investigators who contributed the best evidence.
Factland promises to increase the scope, speed and reliability of fact-checking by using crowdsourcing and "trustless" verification to decentralize the normally cost and time intensive job of weighing evidence.
Factland is a public good project built for web3.
Evan Hansen is a Director of Curation at Twitter. A 30 year news veteran, he's served as the top editor at Wired.com, Medium and Periscope and collected numerous industry awards for journalism excellence and innovation. He is a Founding Board Member, President and CEO of FactlandDAO.
John Plevyak, PhD is a Director of Engineering at DFINITY with more than 30 years of experience at companies large and small, including Google, Cray, and Inktomi specializing in large systems, Web2 and Web3. He is a Founding Board Member, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of FactlandDAO.
Keith Axline is a full-stack mobile and web developer living in Portland, OR. He had a previous career in media as an editor and photo editor at Wired.com and Medium. He is a Founding Board Member, Treasurer and Chief Product Officer of FactlandDAO.
Pam Statz is a creative technologist with 25+ years experience in UX and UI design, story telling, digital strategy, and product management. She has led large scale digital projects for Lucasfilm, WIRED, Wieden+Kennedy, and NIKE. She is a Founding Board Member, Secretary and Chief of Strategy and Operations at FactlandDAO.