“Right now we’re trying to catch disinformation campaigns,” said David Waldrop, CEO and Founder of ICG Solutions based in Potomac, Maryland. Waldrop is talking about his latest project in big data analysis that parses public social media data to spot campaigns that exist to sway public opinion through the use of false or inaccurate data.
At the heart of the new product, is LUX, a massive data analytics engine that can use millions of individual data streams from hundreds of sources. The new project, called “Ilumina Insight” is still in the development stages, but it depends heavily on publicly available data from social media to determine activities by bots, state-sponsored accounts and people known to spread disinformation.
Author: Wayne Rash