Richard Zack

Richard joins Canonical / Ubuntu as Global Vice President

After 4+ amazing years of running a startup, I’m excited to pursue a new leadership opportunity by joining Canonical, the makers of the Ubuntu Linux operating system (and many other products),  as their new Global Vice President of... Read More

Our.News creates ‘nutritional’ fact-checking labels to help audiences make healthier news consumption choices

“Want to know exactly what makes up your media diet? This tool breaks down all the ‘ingredients’ of online articles to fight misinformation and build readers’ trust” — Read more a and... Read More

TechCrunch: Our.News fights misinformation with a ‘nutrition label’ for news stories

“We’ve intentionally combined objective facts about the article with subjective views,” Zack added. “We think that’s the solution … If you go purely subjective, then it’s just a popularity contest. If it’s just objective,... Read More

Troy-based start-up aims to combat online misinformation

“What if you could quickly check the “nutritional” information of a news article – the author, the story’s sources, the publisher and any bias the publication may have – like you can check the sodium in... Read More

Facebook, Twitter make moves to guard against misinformation in 2018 midterms and beyond

“On Oct. 2, New York-based tech startup Our.News has launched a Google Chrome and Firefox browser extension called Newstrition that provides users background information on media publishers for any given article, as well as... Read More

Why this serial entrepreneur in Troy is building a startup to fight misinformation

“Our.News is developing that application with the Newseum, a Washington, D.C. museum that celebrates free expression and the First Amendment, through a joint venture.” Thank you, Chelsea Diana and Albany Business Review for... Read More

Why corporate America isn’t freaking out about Democrats’ rising fortunes

“The CEO of Our.News, an online platform that helps users assess the validity of media items, teamed with the Washington, D.C.-based Newseum to create Newstrition, a browser extension that lets users fact-check a story’s... Read More

Twitter accounts suspected in spreading of ‘fake news’ in 2016 still active

“I am hesitant to suggest more government regulation, but we are at a critical point,” said Richard Zack, head of Our.News, which describes itself as a nonpartisan misinformation filter web tool. “More transparency from the social... Read More

Richard Zack on Capital Pressroom: Newstrition

How can you know if the news that you are reading is truly good? A new internet extension seeks to inform news consumers on which sites are “healthy”. Richard Zack, CEO of Our.News, explained how the new extension, Newstrition, works.... Read More

20 things you don’t know about me: Richard Zack

Thank you to Kristi Gustafson Barlette and the Times Union for this great feature! Richard Zack of Brunswick plans to change that — and make it so your critiquing voice can be heard. Zack is the CEO of Our.News, a web-based news rating... Read More