We created an environment to promote useful and genuine information.
Support your niouz post with a picture or a video so everyone get to see it with their own eyes.
Having no upload feature, we let you capture moments on the fly with the in-app camera.
Niouz is a social news platform created for anyone seeking relevant and authentic local news from anywhere in the world. Our users have the ability to share what’s happening in the streets and other users can authenticate them. We favor fresh and relevant stories and new content continuously pops up throughout the day.
We use a combo of (1) images, (2) GPS and (3) User feedback to verify your post.
With images, everyone gets to view what's happening as if they were actually there. And since there’s no upload feature, we leave less options for fake news.
Also, thanks to your GPS, we can pinpoint the news location and active users around you can add up to your post as well.
Users around your area need to say whether the information is true or unverified. With simple maths (number of positive/negative interactions divided by active users in the area), we assign a post rating. For each posts, the user gets a rating (score of each post divided by number of post). The higher your rating, the more trustable your post becomes.
Next to a title of a post, you see a number which is the post's score. It goes from 0 to 5 where 0 is for uncredible and 5 is for credible. The user also gets a rating between the same range. The higher your score is as a user, the more credible you become.
The requirements to post any news are as follow: you need a smartphone with a camera and internet connection :)
The information you bring is important to us. Therefore, any user with good rating gets rewarded with a badge so everyone can see how positively they are contributing to the platform.
As for someone who keeps a bad rating, we will provide assistance in order for that person to improve the way he/she shares information.
Niouz focuses on providing the user with the best news experience ever and to achieve this, we make sure you receive only authentic stories that matters to you. You get the news first, faster than any other news outlet. Our flexible platform makes it easy to switch between topics and since you’re the one providing the content, you’ll get a new perspective on how local news are impacting your life.
It is totally possible for someone to post an information that does not get enough confirmation. For example, it can happen if the area doesn’t have many active users. In a case like this, we'll specify on the post “Not enough data to verify authenticity”. Then, we'll proceed to review your evidence (photo, video) later on or try to match your news with similar reports from other users. As you can see, it’s a case by case scenario.
Considering how harmful it can be to spread misleading information, we thought it would be necessary to come up with a solution that guarantees the news' authenticity. We can be 99.99% sure that the picture you take or video you shoot within the app happened for real whereas an uploaded picture or video could be a pure work of fantasy or an event that happened long time ago in similar conditions.
If you wish to improve the quality of your post, here are some principles you could follow:
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.