Unchecked information pollution threatens human progress
We enable users to filter out untrustworthy content.
Content Filtering and Trust Management
Technology products to filter untrusted sources automatically
Trust management services to qualify trusted sources
An efficient way to filter out false and anonymous information so we can trust what we consume.
TOC aims to help create and preserve a healthy information environment, one free of false claims and intentional deceptions. For more than a decade, the Internet and public media have become increasingly polluted with lies and disinformation. Russia, China, North Korea and other actors, have weaponized fake information by targeting it to people who have no easy way to avoid it. People now realize how manipulators use Twitter and Facebook to generate thousands of lies that bombard millions immediately and repetitively. The amount of deceptive information has grown exponentially. No existing company will stop it. The glut of toxic media has a chilling effect on social discourse as people tune out to escape. Many people have stopped following the news and social media.
We make it easy for real, honest people to create and endorse factual articles and then filter out bogus information so it never reaches readers who opt for filtering.
Our viewer technology enables users to specify a level of trustworthiness to pass through its filters. Users can specify to filter articles from unknown or mistrusted origins.
We allow consumers to filter out all information from untrusted sources automatically. Our product effectively adds a layer of trustworthiness to the Internet so that humanity can resume progress based on facts.
What is the mission of TOC?
TOC provides a platform for a variety of Communities of Trust (COTs)
- Only authenticated humans with appropriate qualifications can become members
- Every COT bars bots, trolls, shills and bullies and assesses their digital content as Distrusted/li>
The premier COT is the Disinformation Resistance Community (DRC), which enables users to search and filter information.DRC Site
Who and what businesses partner with TOC?
- We enable any organization to organize and operate a specialized COT
- We can host the COT on our platform or help you integrate COT capabilities
What are the principal capabilities of the COT platform?
- Authenticating, onboarding, and supporting Trusted members
- Importing and exporting trust signals
- Filtering search results by trustworthiness assessments and trust signals
- Shared and personalized filters
- Knowledge banking
- Prioritizing objects for attention based on community voting
- Tracking and assessing individual contributors and contributions
What is the COT business development plan and technology roadmap?
- We plan to grow by expanding membership in the DRC and other COTs
- We plan to license our technology and support others to exploit it
- Our roadmap anticipates many new products and services made possible by trusting members in COTs
- We openly solicit developers to work with us on an equity-sharing basis
Once the public loses confidence in information, democracy becomes paralyzed and knowledge loses its power to enable progress. Given today’s challenges, we cannot survive and advance without a trusted sphere of information.
Our trustworthiness reputation management service enables communities of writers, publishers and readers to adopt trustworthiness reputation protocols that we independently operate for them. Our reputation management service offers an authenticated human identity credential as a basis for blocking bots. Shills and trolls who cannot satisfy challenges to their honesty and truthfulness become known as distrusted. Authors who want to build and leverage outstanding reputations for honesty and trustworthiness should see real value in standing out and above Internet noise.
We at Trusted Origins aim to reboot the Internet atop our platform for Communities of Trust. Our platform combines three ideas that can bring an end to toxic information on the Internet and launch a new area of trusted interactions:
- We block bots, trolls, shills and bullies from polluting our shared information environment
- We enable trusted individuals to create and share products that are honest and civil
- We enable organizations to create, govern and profit from their specialized Communities of Trust (COTs)
Communities of Trust
A Community of Trust (COT) provides a safe information space free of toxic information. We anticipate that many communities of trust will form around multiple domains.
Disinformation Resistance Community
Trusted Origins' first community of trust is the Disinformation Resistance Community. This community of trust is dedicated to ferreting out bogus information and its purveyors.DRC Site
Our Trusted Origins Corp. (TOC) platform enables other enterprises to stand up their own COTs quickly and efficiently. We offer a range of technology, software and services to help your business launch a Community of Trust. We can host your own branded COT atop our highly scalable platform or, if you prefer, we can help your IT group implement COTs atop your own infrastructure.
We intend to exploit our COT concept as an engine for organic growth. We will expand and improve the platform for COTs through a software development community of trust. Unlike Open Source Software projects that pay nothing to developers, our COT will compensate developers by sharing earnings attributable to components they develop. We call this model of software development Equity Sharing.