AI identifies missing facts humanity needs
We crowdsource them

FactBid is a free, open source concept in the public domain of using Twitter hashtags to crowdsource missing facts. Everyone is welcome to use it for any purpose. FactBid’s developer, Aaron Baalbergen, will host a weekly podcast interview ChatGPT’s to get AI’s neutral, apolitical, fact-based analysis of controversies plaguing mankind. To keep the interview interesting, Aaron asked AI to create an avatar to say ChatGPT’s answers. Each episode includes the repeatable ChatGPT to prove every word from the Avatar's digital lips is ChatGPT's authentic, self-generated answer based on its own fact-finding using the publicly available data it selected.  Most importantly, ChatGPT’s deep-dive analysis often identifies what missing facts humanity needs to resolve the controversy. These facts will be given Twitter hashtags and tweeted, and like any public-created factbid crowdsourcing campaigns, can be tracked at

Here’s how FactBid works: Create a unique Twitter hashtag for each missing facts that somebody should have access to. Tweet an explanation explaining why this matters and what facts are being sought. Your tweet needs to include your hashtag + #factbid + a bid for whoever can provide the facts. For a bid to be recognized and tallied it must start with a currency symbol ($, € or £) followed by a whole amount with no decimals, no words, and optionally using comma’s as thousands separators. So: $1,000 and $1000 are valid bids, but $1k and $1’000,00 will both be treated as a bid of $1.

For example, in Episode 1 of the FactBid podcast, AI identifies that lighting systems could be upgraded with the sweet spot in sunlight’s UV spectrum that kills the virus without harming human cells like the rest of the UV spectrum. Aaron kicks it off with a tweet: “I will chip in $50 for a proper #UvcLightBulbStudy #factbid”. Within a few minutes #UvcLightBulbStudy will appear at showing 1 tweet totaling $50. The ‘bid’ link lets everyone else who wants to join start a tweet with those hashtags to edit with the desired amount they want to pledge before sending. The hashtag links to which lists every tweet and also has a ‘click to tweet’ button. Whoever was the first to tweet will be shown as the “author”, and that tweet’s thread is linked to discuss.

The most important job is to spread the word so people tweet their own bids with your hashtag and #factbid. It needs to reach whoever could provide the missing facts. When someone sees the bids are sufficient, they either post the evidence or a plan for how to gather the facts in a tweet with your hashtag plus #factbidclaim. This can include donation instructions like a QR code for a bitcoin wallet, GoFundMe, or links to crowdsourcing platforms like that specialize in crowdfunding scientific research. The ‘claim’ link on the factbid site starts the tweet with the hashtags filled in.

Bidders who want the facts and claimants who can provide them can discuss on the Twitter thread, direct messages or any other platform. If bidders are satisfied, they can follow the donation instructions.

This could be revolutionary

Notable scientists complain academic freedom is dead. Progress and innovation are being stifled. If Darwin were alive today he would be deplatformed and silenced for challenging the mainstream narrative. We need to find a solution. FactBid is a way for them to get the facts we need but are suppressed for whatever reason.

Further, with the consolidation of power as public companies and the media come under common ownership with political lobbyists that allow them to control the narrative, this is a way for people to fight back and keep them honest. Also, since it’s human nature that most “follow the leader” and it becomes even harder to resist as leaders become more powerful and authoritarian, it benefits society to incentivize public fact-finding.

Correcting errors

If you want to correct a bid, retweet the same hashtags with the correct bid. Automatically any prior bids will be crossed out and replaced with the last bid. Tweet a bid of $0 to remove your bid.

The first tweet with the hashtags is the ‘author’ as shown on If the original author retweets the hashtags, the bid amount will be updated, but the ‘author’ will still link to the original tweet, since that is the discussion thread. The original author can make changes by tweeting the same hashtags, and including an special string in the tweet: *a* to switch to another author, *d* to update the description which is shown below the hashtag, and *t* to update the tweet that is linked to for the hashtag.

*a*: To change to another author, find the tweet from whoever you want to be the new author. The original author must ‘quote tweet’ the new tweet, and include the hashtags plus an *a* in the tweet. For example, #BlahBlah is the hashtag originally tweeted by “UserOne”. “UserOne” will be shown as the author. “UserOne” can find another tweet by some other user, select it, choose “quote tweet” and tweet: “#BlahBlah #factbid *a*”. Within an hour, whoever wrote that tweet will be shown as the new author, and the hashtag on will link to the new tweet.

*d*: Say you are the author and you tweeted “I bid $50 for #BlahBlah #factbid”. On the hashtag #BlahBlah will appear with the content of your tweet beneath it as the description. Let’s assume you want a better description. You can tweet: “This is a campaign to for proof of X. #BlahBlah #factbid *d*”. The *d* means you want to provide a better description. The description will be updated to: “This is a campaign to for proof of X” The hashtags will be excluded since they are redundant.

*t*: Say you are the author and you originally a tweeted a video explaining the campaign. However, later you redo the video, and you want to replace the tweet that is linked to on You can create a new tweet with the new video and a tweet like: “Here’s my new video for #BlahBlah. #factbid *t*”. Without the *t* your bid would be updated, if your new tweet included a new bid. But the link on would always point to the original tweet. Adding the *t* updates the link.

How someone “claims”

Whoever can provide the facts or evidence are invited to discuss what they can provide in the comments to confirm bidders will be satisfied. It’s up them to work out the rules and make sure the bidders will be willing and able to make the donation.

When someone is ready to make the claim, they just tweet using the same hashtags, but use #factbidclaim instead of #factbid. The tweet should include a link to the evidence and donation instructions. The ‘claim’ links at will start the tweet with the correct hashtags to prevent any typos.

Donation instructions can be anything, such as a crypto wallet, a charity to send the funds to, etc. You may ask bidders to send payment confirmations through direct messages. FactBid in no way intermediates.

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