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Post by bob » 11/26/11, 11:28 pm

A graduate student at the MIT Media Lab is writing software that can highlight false claims in articles, just like spell check.


http://www.niemanlab.org/2011/11/bull-b ... s-in-news/
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Post by Gerry » 11/27/11, 9:23 am

I think a lot more of the credit needs to be given to politifact.com for this as he plans on using their private api which they are making available to him. Also, I didn't finish reading the article after I found out how he was doing it, but it seems like this is limited to American politics right?
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Post by bob » 11/27/11, 4:47 pm

funny, former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill once said, "all politics is local." But more and more I'm getting the feeling that all politics is global. Austerity anyone? At a time when we desperately need expanding economies to make jobs....


yep, the fellow's idea is kind of simple-minded, and the same results could be achieved by searching politifact. I'll use his tool though. Convenient....
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Post by Don_U » 11/28/11, 9:32 pm

Software as curator..interesting
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