Real-time automated fact-checking is hard, but not impossible. There are a number of organizations such as Snopes, PolitiFact, FactCheck.org, and FullFact that aim to reduce incorrect information in mass media.
The goal of this project is to use technology to score Internet content for trustworthiness based on certain criteria. This project will be open source to allow both transparency and open discourse on the scoring model.
- The State of Automated Fact-Checking, FullFact, August 2016
- The Quest to Automate Fact-Checking, 2015 C+J Symposium, Naeemul Hassan (UTA), Bill Adair (Duke), James T. Hamilton (Stanford), Chengkai Li (UTA), Mark Tremayne (UTA), Jun Yang (Duke), Cong Yu (Google Research)
- Toward Automated Fact Monitoring and Checking, Naeemul Hassan, August 2016
News Literacy Resources
This section contains links to additional resources with information about how to discern fact from fiction.
These courses teach media/news literacy and critical thinking skills.
- Fact-Checking: How to Improve Your Skills in Accountability Journalism
- Dan Rather on Journalism & Finding the Truth in the News
- Media LIT: Overcoming Information Overload
- Making Sense of News
- English for Media Literacy
Ideas for improving the scoring model are welcome.