As an unedited and unfiltered open-media reporting platform, Allvoices has developed a "Report Credibility Rating System" that is intended to indicate the trustworthiness of the story and help our community sort through uncensored citizen media reports to find the news that matters to them the most.
The Report Credibility Meter is a simple five-bar indicator found at the bottom of every news report that analyzes content combined with the reputation of the author of the report. The Report Credibility rating scale is determined by the level of community interaction and response to the story, reporter reputation over time, and the power of the Allvoices intelligent news analysis platform.
Report Credibility is dynamic and changes over time. As the community interacts with the report and more confirming evidence is discovered, the report's credibility will change.
The Report Credibility rating can be influenced in the following ways:
Allvoices developed a multi-faceted approach to measuring Report Credibility because Allvoices wants everyone's voice to be heard, regardless of their reputation on the site.
If you are new to Allvoices, your first reports may have a low credibility rating until you start to build up your reputation. Since Allvoices is an unedited site, please keep in mind that Report Credibility levels are totally dependent on engaging with other Users in the community and the ability of Allvoices' technology framework to help frame rich and relevant supporting content around your report.
If you are not satisfied with an initial lower credibility rating, you have the ability to increase the Report Credibility rating level by posting additional supporting material to your report so that Allvoices intelligent news analysis engine can more effectively corroborate your credibility and increase the Report Credibility level. Here are some helpful suggestions: