Posting starts anonymously
but is your choice
Choose your
anonymity
Find a topic that interests you
Select a
news topic
Look through mainstream
and independent
publishers perspectives
Browse through
its coverage
Pick an article by highest amount of cited claims
Select and read
an article
Look into evidence for
and against a claim
Look into the
sources & evidence
Repeat until you
feel informed
Read another article
from a different perspective
Media Sifter is a news aggregator that utilises the crowd to investigate
anyone’s content.
Today's media landscape is noisy, biased and often inaccurate and it rewards clicks rather than quality.

We want to empower users to navigate through the noise and bias of the media landscape by utilising the wisdom of the crowd to help verify or refute claims.
News Aggregation,
Crowd Investigated
#1 - Aggregation
The Overview Effect: Media Sifter gives you access to the bigger picture so that you have a way to sift through the noise and find what's relevant for you. Read by topic and consume journalism by issue. Navigate by perspective to find multiple opinions on any story.
Media today is overwhelming and noisy, demanding an excessive amount of time to critically consume news.
#2 - Crowd Investigation
Media Sifter allows users to leverage the wisdom of the crowd to verify claims through blockchain-powered user consensus.
The platform is also censorship resilient, removes the need for trust in a central authority and eliminates potential abuse by one entity.
Trust in media has reached historical lows, and now the majority of the population believes that news is biased
or inaccurate.
#3 -  Evidence Economy
Enter the evidence economy. Media Sifter pays for contribution and rewards users who bring evidence to back up claims on the platform, creating a source of income for factual news. The network is entirely owned by its users, so all interests and long-term incentives
are aligned.
The news landscape has turned into an attention economy that pays for clicks and sensationalism, rather than quality and investigative journalism.
How it works
Our Mission
“Empower people to find their
own truths in the world and decentralise influence
through technology.
Starting with the news.”
— Founders —
— Blog —
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john@mediasifter.co
John Ferreira
Product Lead, Founder
Service and visual designer, 10 years of experience working for consultancies, corporates and startups. His personal focus is on supporting free expression and access to good information.
Operations Lead, Founder
rytis@mediasifter.co
Seasoned in startups and corporations, Rytis has worked most of his career within finance and mobility. He is experienced with Blockchain and enthusiastic about the decentralised future
Rytis Jakubauskas
Article #2 - How a news
aggregation platform can
help fix media
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— Contribute —
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- The Core Aspects -
#2 - Crowd Investigation
Media Sifter allows users to leverage the wisdom of the crowd and investigate claims through blockchain-powered user consensus.
The platform is also censorship resilient, removes the need for trust in a central authority and eliminates potential abuse by one entity.
Trust in media has reached historical lows, and now the majority of the population believes that news is biased or inaccurate.
#1 - News Aggregation
The Overview Effect: Media Sifter gives you access to the bigger picture so that you have a way to sift through the noise and find what's relevant for you. Read by topic and consume journalism by issue. Navigate by perspective to find multiple opinions on any story.
Media today is overwhelming and demands
an excessive amount of time to
critically consume news.
—  How it works —
— More than a perspective —
Media Sifter will make it simple to find what has been reported about any story, and to find more than one point of view on it.
“Empower people to find their own truths in the world and decentralise influence through technology.
Starting with the news.”
Team
Mission
John Ferreira
CEO / Product Lead, Founder
— South African —

Service and Visual designer, with 10 years building and designing systems, working at previously at Samsung Design Europe, Fjord London, EA Games / Need for Speed.
Media Sifter is his attempt in better helping support free expression and access to good information for all.
COO / Operations Lead, Founder
CTO / Tech Lead
— Lithuanian —

Seasoned in startups and corporations, Rytis has worked most of his career within finance and mobility. He is experienced with Blockchain and enthusiastic about the decentralised future.
— Israeli —

Full stack 100% hands on software
engineer, with 19 years of experience
designing and implementing
architectures in seed-stage startups.
Takes special interest in AI, NLP
and Cryptocurrencies
Rytis Jakubauskas
Zohar Israel
Adis Begic
Blockchain Lead
— Bosnian —

Playing with an enigma machine instead of toys as a child, evoked his interest for cryptography and coding very early. Adis is working on creating DApp solutions by bridging business knowledge with blockchain dexterity.
Cyrus Clarke
Community Manager
— English —

Cyrus wants to shake up the media machine. He believes in decentralizing information and giving power to the community. He brings a wealth of experience from his work with Channel 4 and is the former digital innovation lead at L'Oréal.
Ezequiel Djeredjian
Communications Lead
— Argentinian —

With 8 years of experience in agencies, startups and corporations, Ezequiel is a digital marketer and storyteller. He is passionate about the new possibilities blockchain technologies bring.
Web Full Stacker
— American —

Talented full stack web dev
who has been architecting and building systems and platform for the likes of Tidal,
Peergrade, coRelate. Colin is
helping build our web platform.
Colin Hill
Protocol / Behavioural Science
—Danish—

Applied behavioural science professional, Asbjørn works to ensure that the MS Protocol empowers peoples choices with the most useful information. Supporting reflective thinking, curbing information overload and confirmation bias are key concepts in this work.
Asbjørn Lauwersen
Matthias Roedl
Protocol / Game Theory
— German —

Scientific background in game and decision theory, Finance Professional
Matthias works on constructing a sound game theoretical framework underlying the MS protocol. His main focus is on aligning individual and community interests as well as short and
long term incentives.
— The Team —
Find a topic that interests you
Select a
news topic
Look through mainstream
and independent
publishers’ perspectives
Browse through
its coverage
Pick an article by highest number of cited claims
Select and read
an article
Look into evidence for
and against a claim
Look into the
sources & evidence
Repeat until you
feel informed
Read another article
from a different perspective
#3 - Evidence Economy
Enter the evidence economy. Media Sifter pays for contribution and rewards users who bring evidence to back up claims on the platform, creating a source of income for factual news. The network is entirely owned by its users, so all interests and
long-term incentives are aligned.
The news landscape has turned into an attention economy that pays for clicks and sensationalism, rather than quality of
the investigation.
The SIFT Protocol
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—  What it is —
Today's media landscape has become noisy, biased, often inaccurate and rewards clicks rather than quality.

We want to empower users to navigate through the noise and bias of the news and give them the tools
to investigate the content they consume.
Media Sifter is a news aggregator
that utilises the crowd to
investigate anyone’s content.
News Aggregation, Crowd Investigated
The SIFT Protocol