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MIT WANTS TO USE AI TO DE­TECT FAKE NEWS OUT­LETS

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Face­book has flagged that it plans to em­ploy over 20,000 peo­ple by the end of 2018 as News Feed in­tegrity data spe­cial­ists to help com­bat the prop­a­ga­tion of fac­tu­ally in­cor­rect ar­ti­cles on its site. Whilst this is un­doubt­edly a step in the right di­rec­tion, MIT and Qatar’s Com­put­ing Re­search In­sti­tute be­lieve that AI might be more cost ef­fec­tive when it comes to stem­ming fake news. In­stead of check­ing facts the al­go­rithm searches for lin­guis­tic cues used to in­flate du­bi­ous or in­cor­rect claims and iden­ti­fies sus­pect sources af­ter 150 ar­ti­cles.

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