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Algorithmic Fact Checking

Misleading and outright false information has polluted the internet and our social media channels, and everyday consumers struggle to cope.

Misleading and outright false information has polluted the internet and our social media channels, and everyday consumers struggle to cope.

While we’ve seen tremendous global efforts to fact-check various governmental officials, algorithms designed to propagate lies can work faster than human fact-checkers. Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington and Google have been working on automated techniques using frame semantics.

A frame is a schematic that describes a particular kind of event, situation, object or relation along with its participants. Researchers extended a system called FrameNet to include new frames built specifically for automated fact checking.