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Wikifact, PolitiTweet & GPRAMA

From: Owen Ambur <Owen.Ambur@verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2022 13:11:33 -0400
Message-ID: <62c08489-40f9-bf2a-061f-60bb40cc3147@verizon.net>
To: public-egovernance@w3.org, public-opengov@w3.org
Cc: CredWeb CG <public-credibility@w3.org>
The about statements for Wikifact and PolitiTweet are now available in 
StratML format at https://stratml.us/drybridge/index.htm#WKFCT & 

To the degree the desire is to hold public officials accountable, what 
they do is more important than what they say.  Moreover, outcomes are 
more important than outputs.  Reporting them in open, standard, 
machine-readable format, as per section 10 
of the GPRA Modernization Act (GPRAMA), is key to moving beyond rhetoric 
to achieving results that matter.



On 7/16/2022 3:35 PM, Gannon Dick wrote:
> What if Cato the Elder (234–149 BC) had told one audience "Carthago 
> delenda est" and another audience "Carthago delenda esse" ?
> Translation is left to the reader, but the question improves with 
> age.  For "Wikifact" to perform to expectations in a Social Media 
> environment, externals must always be considered.
> For example: PolitiTweet dot Org (<https://polititweet.org/>)
> -- Gannon
> On Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 01:24:14 PM CDT, Adam Sobieski 
> <adamsobieski@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Open Government Community Group,
> E-Governance Community Group,
> Hello. I would like to share a vision for real-time fact-checking: 
> /Wikifact/. I hope that the project is of some interest to you.
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikifact

> In the not-too-distant future, it may become possible for end-users to 
> fact-check arbitrary portions of documents in word processors and Web 
> browsers simply by selecting content, using context menus, and making 
> use of crowdsourced, collaborative resources such as /Wikifact/. 
> End-users would be able to select content from social media websites, 
> news articles, digital textbooks, or arbitrary other documents and 
> websites, and then open context menus providing options for exploring, 
> e.g., fact-checking, the content.
> Use cases for the proposal include journalism, fact-checking, rational 
> skepticism, critical thinking, education, and science. The proposed 
> project would also be of use for ensuring and enhancing government 
> transparency and accountability.
> I am hoping that more people will express interest on the project 
> proposal’s website. I am hoping to publicize the project proposal. I 
> am hoping to disseminate these ideas.
> If you have a moment, I welcome any comments, questions, or feedback 
> with respect to the /Wikifact/ project proposal, in particular ideas 
> for improving it. Thank you.
> Best regards,
> Adam Sobieski
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