Researchers at Indiana University Bloomington have created the “Truthy” database, which is designed to track political smears, misinformation, and other “social pollution” on Twitter. The focus of the research project is understanding how information propagates through complex socio-technical information networks. The project is especially interested in identifying and containing misinformation that comes from political campaigns. The database will be open to all to encourage open political debate.

You can learn more about the Truthy project here.