Fake news could be stopped at the origin with this new algorithm
New system can spot fake news at the source - science news

Detecting fake news is not an easy task, and many companies invest millions in this direction.

Now, researchers from MIT have developed a new approach, based on machine learning, to identify fake news right at the source. The system automatically collects data about different websites and after analyzing about 150 articles it can reliably estimate whether a news source is trustable.

The system is still in development however, it helped already establish a database of 1,000 news sources, annotated with factuality and bias scores, that is the world’s largest database of its kind.

Read the full story: MIT