publication . Preprint . 2017

Related Fact Checks: a tool for combating fake news

Guha, Sreya;
Open Access English
  • Published: 31 Oct 2017
Abstract
The emergence of "Fake News" and misinformation via online news and social media has spurred an interest in computational tools to combat this phenomenon. In this paper we present a new "Related Fact Checks" service, which can help a reader critically evaluate an article and make a judgment on its veracity by bringing up fact checks that are relevant to the article. We describe the core technical problems that need to be solved in building a "Related Fact Checks" service, and present results from an evaluation of an implementation.
Subjects
free text keywords: Computer Science - Information Retrieval, Computer Science - Computers and Society
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