"ClaimBuster, a fact-checking platform, uses natural language processing and supervised learning to detect important factual claims in political discourses. The claim spotting model is built using a human-labeled dataset of check-worthy factual claims from the U.S. general election debate transcripts." Read academic paper here.
"The research and development of ClaimBuster has been partially supported by National Science Foundation grants 1408928, 1565699, 1719054, a Knight Prototype Fund from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a subaward from the Duke Tech & Check Cooperative (funded by The Knight Foundation, the Facebook Journalism Project and the Craig Newmark Foundation), and the University of Texas at Arlington."
"The news media’s economic landscape is devastated. Over the last fifteen years, newsrooms across the Western world have lost half their workforce. Profits have evaporated, resources for reporting have dwindled, and investment in technology has been desperately low. Deepnews.ai wants to make a decisive contribution to the sustainability the information ecosystem in two ways:
On the economic side - Currently, there is no correlation between the cost of producing great content and its economic value. A story that required months of work and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to report and edit carries the same unitary value (a few dollars per thousand page views) as a gossipy article about the Kardashians. But times are changing. In the digital ad business, indicators are blinking red: CPMs, click-through rates, and viewability are on a steady downward decline. We believe that inevitably, advertisers and marketers will seek refuge in havens of high-quality content—as long as they can rely on a credible indicator of quality. Deepnews.ai aims to provide this gauge.
On the editorial side - The ability to assess the quality of news will open up a vast array of opportunities for new products and services."
"In 2018, Factmata will be launching a revolutionary news platform, dedicated to helping journalists, researchers and domain experts reach and inform the public. Our tools will help users work with our credibility-scoring artificial intelligence to discover, engage with, curate and share quality news content.
Users will be able to use our platform to do four things: Rapidly annotate and share news, curate and share collections of news content, and discover new content and track breaking news stories from high quality sources. At every step they’ll be aided by our monitoring platform, using cutting edge natural language processing and artificial intelligence to help spot rogue content."
A shared vocabulary makes it easier for webmasters and developers to decide on a schema and get the maximum benefit for their efforts. It is in this spirit that the founders, together with the larger community have come together - to provide a shared collection of schemas."
"“For the first time, when you conduct a search on Google that returns an authoritative result containing fact checks for one or more public claims, you will see that information clearly on the search results page. The snippet will display information on the claim, who made the claim, and the fact check of that particular claim.”
"The ISCC is a unique, hierarchically structured composite identifier. It is built from a generic and balanced mix of content-derived, locality-sensitive and similarity-preserving hashes generated from metadata and content."
“The Trust Project explores how journalism can stand out from the chaotic crowd and signal its trustworthiness.
The project crafts tangible digital strategies to fulfill journalism’s basic pledge: to serve society with a truthful, intelligent and comprehensive account of ideas and events. We take advantage of our location at the heart of Silicon Valley to imagine technology that can bake the evidence of trustworthy reporting — accuracy, transparency and inclusion –plainly into news practices, tools and platforms.”
The Trust Project’s founding funder was Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, as part of craigconnects’ Trustworthy Journalism Initiative. Google is contributing financial support to the Trust Project. The project is also supported by the Markkula Foundation.