Dark Market Economist is an online news organization advancing the cause of data journalism, shedding light on the dark side of big data.
The public’s trust in media is shaken, as seen in rallying cries such as fake news, alternative facts, and attacks on the possible biases of mainstream media.
Exhibiting caution towards the types of news media one chooses to trust is vital to the proper function of democracy.
Without any measure of trust however, public conversation begins to split off into tiny subcultures and cliques. Factions are living in pockets without speaking to each other.
Dark Market Economist intends to bring them into conversation, promoting the exchange of datasets and analyses given weight, and tracked over time for their leaning.
Quite bluntly, to bring good faith back to the public conversation.