News Site Trustworthiness Working Group
Title: Standard for the Process of Identifying and Rating the Trustworthiness of News Sources
Scope: This standard provides semi-autonomous processes using standards to create and maintain news purveyor ratings for purposes of public awareness. It standardizes processes to identify and rate the factual accuracy of news stories in order to produce a rating of online news purveyors and the online portion of multimedia news purveyors. This process will be used to produce truthfulness scorecards through multi-faceted and multi-sourced approaches. The standard defines an algorithm using open source software and a scorecard rating system as methodology for rating trustworthiness as a core tenant in an effort to establish trust and acceptance.