Our goal: to understand the veracity, quality and credibility of online information

The Credibility Coalition brings people together to develop common standards for information credibility.

We Are a Research Community

The Credibility Coalition is a research community that fosters collaborative approaches to understanding the veracity, quality and credibility of online information that is a foundation of civil society.

We are journalists, researchers, academics, students, policy-makers, technologists and engaged non-specialists.

We aim to develop common standards for information credibility by incubating activities and initiatives that bring together people and institutions from a variety of backgrounds.

Credibility Coalition’s core values are diversity, collaboration and thoughtfulness.

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  • “This summer, in partnership with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)’s newly created community group, the Credibility Coalition will explore new approaches to analyze and assess the credibility of information online.”

    Google News Initiative

  • “Through workshops and research, the group identified a number of credibility indicators that help readers determine if a story is reliable …[analyzing] 16 common elements indicating reliability on 40 widely-shared public health and climate change stories.”


  • “Rather than build one stable definition that can be used to identify content, feature- or identifier-based approaches work from the ground up, using methods drawn from content analysis or social network analysis to identify potential features associated with ‘fake news,’ disinformation, and spam. … Groups like the Credibility Coalition … are using this approach.”

    Data & Society




We are proud recipients of a 2017 Knight Prototype Fund grant.