Researchers have created a new deep learning system that can determine if a news outlet is accurate or biased based on only 150 articles published. The algorithm can also detect the political leanings of a news site. Researchers say fake news articles are more likely to use language that is hyperbolic, subjective and emotional.
Researchers say the tendency to believe in conspiracies and fake news may be rooted in childhood development.
A new article reports artificial intelligence can be a useful tool in spotting fake news online, but it can also be used to generate misleading, seemingly credible, information.
According to a PLOS ONE study, political bias isn't all that helps shape how we perceive truth and news, trusting intuitions also plays a part.
While misinformation can cancel our accurate statements about climate change, researchers report that delivering a 'vaccine, or preemptive exposure, to fragments of misinformation may cancel out the negative false news and help preserve the facts.