Wikipedia says Online Deliberation is the
practice and research related to the design, implementation and study of deliberative processes that rely on the use of electronic information and communications technologies.
Deliberation is the
process of thoughtfully weighing options, usually prior to voting.
Though, with my intent, "prior to voting" would mean always.
A google search on the term returns research papers, but nothing stands out as an implementation.
Stack Exchange is probably the closest, most popular example I can think of, but it is meant for FAQ.
In more detail, I'm looking for a forum that centers around topics or initiatives. Each would have credible information gets voted up, has references, logic, structure, surveys... whatever is needed to help ensure people that they are taking in objective information that is free from bias and influence. It would need to be interactive, and cured by the community in much the way Stack Exchange sites are - not just a website that employees writers and editors (aka news).
But, for starters, anything that meets the definition of Online Deliberation above would also suffice.
Does anyone know of such efforts that exist already or are in the works?