Problematic: Challenge of ensuring objectivity of facts and assumptions, to support the ultimate goal of generating high quality ideas.
Participants selected to propose ideas will be required to articulate their key assumptions that underpin their ideas. External validators who are experts on the topic in question will validate/fact-check their assumptions to ensure that the ideas proposed are not built on false or incomplete information. This will help ensure that news (or fake news) does not bias the ideas, and that the ideas are generated based on accurate information. The validators may request idea generators to revisit their ideas, consider additional information they may have missed, etc. The validiators will not evaluate or make suggestions about the IDEAS, just the underlying assumptions.
When participants propose ideas in the online platform, they also must include information or links to their key assumptions -- basically justifying why they think this is a good/necessary idea. An external validator will then go into the platform and comment on peoples' ideas.
For example: Someone proposes the idea of 'The US should build a wall along the southern border,' and one of the justifications is 'because terrorists are coming across the southern border,' with a link to a known fake news article or questionable source. The validator would comment on the idea that the assumptions did not pass a fact check and that the participant should look into alternative sources. The participant must then revise their assumptions/justifications and keep the same idea, or revise both the idea and the assumptions.