#ShareVerified looks like a nice project. Usually I am all for science and consensus.
But I hesitate to because
- You need to signup? Why can't they just post a public page instead and maybe serve feeds?
- No transparency in how they work. Except for endorsement of well known organizations.
Information grapevines and curation
Information in any form, mould our thoughts in the end and define us. I think it was the mastodon dev who posted that "moderation of any form is political". This also applies to curated sources. Note that, this is not about algorithmic timelines and personalization, but news outlets.
There is no denying the that curation has an effect on what information we consume. But it is an extremely difficult proposition to make a world view without curated sources.
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