Detecting Fake News

Detecting Fake News

Date Posted:  February 7, 2019 Date Recorded:  November 1, 2018 CBMM Speaker(s):  Speaker(s): 
Sofia Latessa
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Description: 

New work from MIT researchers peers under the hood of an automated fake-news detection system, revealing how machine-learning models catch subtle but consistent differences in the language of factual and false stories. The research also underscores how fake-news detectors should undergo more rigorous testing to be effective for real-world applications.