Collaborative, real-time fact checking. Free and open source.

What is CaptainFact?
CaptainFact is a potent Chrome extension designed to bring fact-checking to your fingertips. It harnesses the power of collaboration, creating a community where users can engage in verifying the credibility of online data. By sourcing, voting, and chatting about facts, users work together to sift through the vast wealth of information on the internet. The tool ensures that the data we interact with is accurate and reliable. As an open-source project under the GPL3 license, it fosters transparency and encourages community involvement in its development.
Users: 4,000+
Rating: 4.90 (10)
Version: 2.0.0 (Last updated: 2023-04-19)
Creation date: 2020-04-21
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
Host permissions:
  • *://*
  • *://*
  • *://**/*
Size: 1.41M
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Internet is filled with rich and abundant data. Information travels fast and we don't have the time to check that everything we see and hear is correct.

CaptainFact is all about people debating and helping each other to verify that data by sourcing it, voting and chatting about facts.

This extension is open source and published under GPL3 license on Github:

User reviews
Great idea, great execution! Very creative)
by Igor Lebedev Igor Lebedev, 2024-02-02

Concept génial
by Adrien Choussat Adrien Choussat, 2020-11-17

Le problème du factchecking aujourd'hui : des médias écrivent de supers articles pour expliquer qu'une information est mauvaise, mais personne ne les voit ! Cette extension donne de la visibilité aux vérifications pour améliorer la qualité des info sur Youtube. J'espère que ça fonctionnera bientôt pour tout type de contenu.
by Florence Chatelot Florence Chatelot, 2019-10-26
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Risk impact

CaptainFact is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install CaptainFact if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

CaptainFact has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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