My name is Austin Walter and I’ve built a review platform for news similar to what Elon Musk described. I’m back with updates as we gear up for the 2020 election news cycle. AMA
True story: I didn’t know that Beto O’Rourke was going to be posting at the same time until last night. Here’s to hoping this doesn’t get completely buried.
Credder was started with the idea of creating a rating and review platform for news, with the goal of improving trust and understanding between journalists and news consumers. We started before Elon's tweet, and since then we've waited to see if another big challenger would pop up, but nothing yet.
A few months ago I did an AMA announcing the public beta launch of our website. Things have been going well since then, but with the election news cycle heating up we’re trying to help people keep better track of what’s going on. Let’s face it, most people don’t have time to come all the way back to our site to check the ratings on every article they come across.
From comments on the previous AMA to feedback from our users, many people have expressed interest in a browser extension that will give them rating breakdowns on articles while browsing online. (We had a limited version of this in the early days).
So we put our heads down for a while, and now we’re announcing the (re)launch of our Chrome extension. Firefox extension on the way.
I know you all love to ask the hard questions, so let’s get started.
You can check out the Chrome Extension here.