Latest developments

November 2020: Partnership and funding announcement

After the launch of the closed beta version of the platform in August this year, DetektivKollektiv reaches another important milestone: The organisation Campact, founded in 2004, now officially supports the development of DetektivKollektiv with a significant amount of 150.000 EUR. This funding will enable us to further develop our product and make it available to the general public more quickly, especially in the run up to the German federal elections in autumn 2021.

Thanks to the new partnership with Campact, DetektivKollektiv is able to free additional capacities in order to advance the development of the platform faster: While Patrick Müller will be working full-time on all tech-relevant issues in the future, Marie Schröter, can devote herself to the areas of concept development, public relations and team management. Patrick and Marie are part of the founding team.

Despite this, DetektivKollektiv will continue to rely strongly on the contributions of its volunteering members.

We thank Campact for their generous support and trust and look forward to working together.

More information about our partnership can be found here:


August 2020: Launch of the beta version of the platform

After four months of hard work the DetektivKollektiv launched a first beta version of the platform in summer 2020, enabling almost 50 detectives to test our concept over a period of two weeks. We would like to thank our pioneer testers for their commitment and time!

Would you like to learn more about our concept? Just click here.


July 2020: Launch of the new website

In order to communicate as transparently as possible about our work, we updated our website. From now on you find detailed information on our mission and solution or on our team structure.


April 2020: Participation in the EUvsVirus Hackathon by the European Commission’s

Participation in the European Commission’s EUvsVirus Hackathon enabled us to further reflect on and develop our concept as well as features and functionalities of the platform.

Curious? Check out our submission here (in English).


March 2020: Foundation of DetektivKollektiv during the #WirVsVirus Hackathon

DetektivKollektiv came to being in the context of the German #WirVsVirus Hackathon that took place in March 2020 and during which we produced the below video. During the weekend of the hackathon, 8 participants based in Germany, Sweden, Ireland and the USA developed the concept and the most important features of our platform the objective of which is to evaluate the quality of online content.

Here you can see the result of our work during the #WirVsVirus Hackathon (German only).