Counterfacto is a small software tool that analyzes search results on Twitter to highlight counterfactual statements on certain topics. This tool aims to foster counterfactual and speculative thinking in participatory design processes of decision-making by creating what-if stories that contrast the dominating ones.

The tool is used by PIEnews.eu researchers for sentiment analysis about poverty and other related topics, to understand actual stories elaborated as counterfactual. We deem such a tool as a useful experiment to create possible alternatives to life events that have already occurred.

Please find Counterfacto here.