Our mission is to provide the fastest, easiest, and most accurate way to identify and resolve disputes of fact or opinion. In doing this, we hope to save our users time, reduce errors, improve research, educate the public, promote responsible journalism, catch liars red-handed, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.
What we do
Skeptive is a free service that visually notifies the User when some piece of information on the website that he/she is visiting is untrustworthy.
Trustworthiness is determined by weighing the credibility of sources that trust each point of view. Because not all users trust the same sources, the User has the option of customizing what sources he/she deems credible. Most people trust sources like newspapers, scientists, and encyclopedias. But if you only trust the Flat Earth Society or the Albuquerque Committee to Legalize Marijuana, that's fine too. Skeptive doesn't care, Skeptive doesn't judge. Skeptive is not your mom.
How it works
Skeptive's computers have two interrelated processes. The first process allows users to identify and organize statements that disagree with each other. The goal of this part of Skeptive is to generate a comprehensive list of all of the conflicting statements on the internet. The second process predicts, based on user submissions, which side of a dispute is most supported by the sources that any given User trusts. Put together, these two processes tell you whether there’s a source out there that you trust that disagrees with the sentence that you're reading.
How we support this service
In order to support this service, we put advertisements on some of our web pages. Skeptive's service is, and always will be, free for users.
Who we are
Skeptive is owned and operated by Matthew Gerke and John Cabral, two ordinary guys who, over a couple of beers, decided this might be a good idea.
Web development services are provided by the good people at GORGES.