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Slowly, Slowly, Catchy False News: Compass a project for truth

“You’re entitled to your own opinions. You’re not entitled to your own facts”, Senator Moynihan’s famous quote no longer applies in the digital age. From political elections to sport, healthcare, wars and cultures, public opinion increasingly clusters in angry communities, clinging to “their own facts”. According to the World Economic Forum, “the spread of false information is one of the most dangerous trends of our age”. Catchy, a research team composed of scientists and media analysts has realized a “Compass”: a software based on AI algorithms to steer editors and the public away from tainted sources and toward legitimate websites, a crucial task during emergencies or breaking news.

Compass is supported by Google’s Digital News Initiative.

 

How it works

Compass is a machine in its learning phase. In order to help us catching the fake news you have to follow these simple steps:

  1. Look for the news you’re interested in.
  2. Read the articles collected (you can indeed filter the news by sources – Feed RSS, Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest and Youtube)
  3. Vote the articles: choose if they are True, Fake or Unknown by clicking T, F or ?.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@catchy.buzz.

What are you waiting for? Let’s help the Truth!

 

Art Direction: Manuel D’Antimi Web Development: Marco Piras e Andrea Montaldo