How big data and AI can combat fake news

Fake news has tarnished the reputation of many social media sites as news sources. But now companies are using the power of big data and AI to combat the problem.

Ever since the election, talking heads have discussed how “fake news” could have tipped the election to Donald Trump by disseminating false stories favorable to him or unfavorable to Hillary Clinton. Social media users can spread these fake new stories far and wide, creating an aura of credibility which can make fake stories hard to distinguish from the truth.

Author: Gary Eastwood

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