NewsTrust is a nonprofit online social news network that helps citizens differentiate credible journalism from misinformation to enable more informed decision making and enhanced civic engagement.
Online social news network NewsTrust utilizes innovative technology to build and empower a community of engaged news readers. The organization creates novel ways for people to participate in the news process, enables citizens to distinguish credible journalism from misinformation, and ultimately contributes to greater transparency in reporting. NewsTrust champions the concept that citizens’ ability to assess the validity and quality of news information is critical to improving local communities, the government, and the entire political process.
The explosion of new media outlets on the web presents a significant opportunity to improve transparency in news reporting and thus bolster democracy. With Omidyar Network's support, NewsTrust will take advantage of this opportunity by providing people with online tools to filter news reporting, evaluate information quality, and share trusted content with others.