Wednesday, February 25, 2009 pioneers credibility ratings for citizen reports, the citizen journalism site, has introduced a system to measure the credibility of its reports after, in the words of CEO Amra Tareen, "recent abuses on other news sites threatened to undermine the important work of most citizen contributors."

From a media release (pdf 24.2 kb) today:, the worldwide civic and citizen news hub, today announced it has completed testing of its Report Credibility rating meter and has deployed it across the site in beta. Allvoices' Report Credibility Rating is a simple indicator found at the bottom of every news story which helps the allvoices community sort through uncensored citizen media reports to determine their trustworthiness. As an un-edited and un-filtered reporting platform, allvoices Report Credibility ratings helps users find the news that matters to them. Report credibility is determined by community interaction and response, reporter reputation and the power of the Allvoices intelligent news analysis platform.

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