Verify the share worthiness of any news article with just a click
BRAVE Web Service and BRAVE Plug-In are delivered to you as part of a bigger project called DO ONE BRAVE THING (www.onebravething.eu), shortly BRAVE.
BRAVE empowers youth to:
 recognise and challenge online polarising and radicalising propaganda and
 develop on-/off-line campaigning, counter-narratives and democratic civic engagement to promote EU values. It is fundamentally about empowering youth to challenge polarisation and propaganda challenging European values and empowering them as active agents shaping the future of Europe. BRAVE is designed for short, medium and long-term impact and to be a model creating tools which can be scaled EU-wide.
For Google Chrome users we also have the BRAVE Plug-In
It works in the same way as the Web Service on the website. After you install it, when reading an article in a tab you just have to click the BRAVE icon and a pop-up will appear with the information.
Click here / It can be accessed here:
The BRAVE Web-Service and Plug-In help you to Share Wisely. Just fire up the extension when you are reading a news article and you’ll get detailed information, including a Content Quality Score, that will allow you to make a wise decision about sharing the article with your social media connection or your friends.
Both the Web Service and Plug-In support English, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish and Romanian languages
Key information extracted from the article (title, author, publisher, publish time) and an automatically generated summary.
Named entities (people, organizations, locations, brands, other) extracted automatically from the article.
The potential origin of the story, called Patient Zero (P0). Alternatively, 3 article candidates, if an ideal P0 was not found.
Timeline: Patient Zero To Article
The timeline from the current analyzed article going back to Patient Zero (P0).
Content Quality Report
The content quality score representing the article’s trustworthiness. Relies mostly on the semantic analysis of the article’s content: factual information found (context), content polarity (sentiment) and probability of being “clicklbait”.
A graph containing all the article’s references: hyperlinked, mentioned and very similar articles. The green node is the analyzed article, Patient Zero (P0) is the red one.
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In recent years, various fact checking platforms have developed across the world, professional platforms that engage journalists, academia and NGOs. For individuals that are not necessarily fake news detectives, there are free online tools that could ease the process of fake news dismantling. Due to objective technological limitations, these tools cannot replace human intuition, decision making processes, ethical and moral values or even the trustworthiness of a piece of information. But these tools can provide some early warning signs that some of the news might be false. The final call in establishing the truth within news is on each and every one of us!