An alternative to throwing credibility to the crowd: convene a community to propose standards and then test rigorously. One effort working systemically working toward creating such standards is the Credibility Coalition, a community of researchers seeking to create shareable, open-source definitions that could be widely adopted. The coalition is also dedicated to reviewable research on how this process will work in practice. In April 2018, the coalition published a paper, providing a proof-of-concept– a dataset of 40 articles annotated with credibility indicators and proposals on next steps for study and research.
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