A particularly compelling use case for annotation is within the world of journalism, fact-checking and civic engagement. The potential for community-controlled annotation layers over the web to facilitate collaborative investigations between experts and by citizens is unprecedented.

Case Study: Climate Feedback

“There is far too much misinformation and disinformation polluting the public discourse over human-caused climate change. Climate Feedback provides a critical forum for true experts from within the scientific community to fact-check claims about the science and litigate the inevitable disputes that arise in media coverage of this politically-contentious topic.”

— Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor, Penn State University