Proposed Group: Credibility Community Group [via Community and Business Groups]

The Credibility Community Group has been proposed by Sandro Hawke:

As concerns grow about the importance of credible information in news, it has become increasingly necessary to develop broader consensus around what makes information content credible amongst key providers. Another key concern is how this credibility is communicated as content travels around the web.

Simply rating a story as “credible” because it comes from trusted providers is no longer enough; we believe that it is crucial for the general public to understand what parts of a story are credible and why, as well as how to communicate that credibility effectively.

Defining a set of standards for content credibility leverages the expertise of a knowledgeable community, creating a growing foundation upon which interested providers can make important decisions about how we share and display information, regardless of what site it appears on.

The Credibility Working Group is an expect of effort started by Meedan and Hacks/Hackers, and incubated at MisinfoCon, sometimes call "Credibility Schema" or "Credibility Indicators" which aims to address this challenge by convening journalists, scientists, designers, librarians, platform representatives and others. We are a diverse, interdisciplinary community committed to building better standards for credibility on the web and improving our information ecosystems and media literacy more broadly.

You are invited to support the creation of this group. Once the group has a total of five supporters, it will be launched and people can join to begin work. In order to support the group, you will need a W3C account.

Once launched, the group will no longer be listed as "proposed"; it will be in the list of current groups.

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires the attention of the W3C staff, please send us email on

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team


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