Bibliogrify was originally the bibliography section of a collaborative journalism application I was experimenting with as a concept. But then it occured to me that one way to stop the flood of Fake News was for the independent journalists to have a way to support their content with bibliographies, or be able to challenge the Fake News Media with rebuttals which included source material.
Version 1.0 of Bibliogrify supports links to content. Users can add screenshots to make the information more approachable, and to document something which might later get deleted. Likewise, each Citation has an archive link as part of it’s data structure. This is another hedge against people deleting source material that may suddenly prove embarassing.
If this project gains some traction, I’ll be adding support for uploading raw source material - photos, audio, and video. So if you’re a content creator, you’ll be able to upload your unedited material to support your podcasts, videos, and articles. This allows authors to edit their content as they see fit, but with the confidence of having the original material available to defuse accusations of “selective editing” or taking things out of context.
Out of the original concept came the idea of “Rebuttal” posts. A lot of time is spent on social media refuting allegations. The same debates recur over and over, so having a way to organize and present a frequently used counter-argument is a great time-saver. It also allows production staff for podcasts and the like to organize the same kind of information so it can be used in their content.