Fact check in video for Youtube and Rutube
** Description **
Fact check in video for Youtube and Rutube. Web links to external sources are used as a refutation of a fake/inaccuracy or confirmation of a fact. Registered users can rate other users' links and add their own web links. The totality of ratings form the video credibility rating and the channel trust rating.
Unfortunately, many videos contain inaccuracies and intentional deception. Video hosting sites do not provide a systematic approach to video fact-checking. The format of publishing video on video hosting sites does not allow the authors to give sufficient evidence of the facts in the published video. Comments are chaotic or disabled, and comments with links get banned. For these reasons, it is difficult to objectively and quickly assess the accuracy of the information contained in the video. “Facts and fakes” solves these problems and displays references to refutations, proofs and disputs of the facts contained in the video, as well as the video rating of the video and the overall channel rating. The overall rating of the channel characterizes its reputation, which will serve as a good motivation for video bloggers to publish carefully checked material.
** How to use "Facts and Fakes" **
( for a detailed illustrated guide, see: https://sites.google.com/view/facts-and-fakes/en/user-guide )
Under each Youtube or Rutube video, an area will appear with a table of timecodes and related web links.
Clicking on the timecode line jumps to the corresponding point in time of the video in the video player. While watching a video or manually rewinding, synchronization of the video time point and timecodes of the table is performed - the nearest timecode in the table is highlighted with a blue frame.
Links to denials of fakes and inaccuracies are marked in red, to confirmations and additions of facts - in green, to discussions - in yellow.
The heading of the table is designed as a color bar for the credibility rating of this video, where the color ratio shows the ratio of link types and ratings for them: if the table contains links to rebuttals, then the rating bar will contain red, if it contains links to evidence - green, links to disputes - yellow. Similarly, under the name of the channel, the trust rating for the channel will be shown in the form of a colored bar.
For convenience, the table with links can be collapsed/expanded by clicking on the table header, or resized by the bottom corner.
Clicking on the link will open the web page in a new tab. If for some reason the link is not available (including due to blocking) - you can use the view mode of saved Google copies by clicking the "eye" button to the right of the link. This mode is enabled in the extension settings by the "Block bypass" switch.
Some users who have added links may have entered their web page address in order to make themselves known and increase the credibility of their links - such links will have a "Vendetta" button that opens the web page of this user.
Further to the right are the ratings of this link by other users - reliability and significance on a scale from 0 to 3. Reliability means the level of trust in the information published by this link. Significance - the level of relationship, the relationship of this information to the fact being confirmed/refuted in this video fragment. The combination of these scores gives an overall unbiased score for the link and influences the rating of the video and channel.
The link table and video rating are updated in real time: links added by other users will immediately appear in your table and will be reflected in the rating. This is useful when watching "hype" - new videos that are watched by many people at the same time: already at the beginning and during viewing, you can get an idea of the quality of the video.
If you want to temporarily stop displaying information about the authenticity of the video, you can do this in the extension settings by using the "Disable/enable extension" switch.
If you want to vote for links and add your information, you will need to register with your Google account, or with any of your email and password, and be sure to read the User guide:
** User guide **
** "Facts and Fakes" for other browsers **
** Support **
This extension is in the active phase of development and far from ideal. If you have any suggestions, for example for improving translations, problems or unresolved questions, you can send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org . I'll try to answer as far as possible.
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