Data and Technology for Fact-Checking

Project Summary

Today, our society is struggling with an unprecedented amount of misinformation and disinformation. A team of students led by researchers in the Duke Reporters’ Lab and Department of Computer Science will build databases, systems, and apps to help fact-checkers combat falsehoods and hyperboles, and disseminate their fact-checks to the public. The team will apply database, machine learning, algorithmic, and app development techniques to scout media and public interest for check-worthy claims, and alert media consumers to previously checked claims instantly.

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Contact
Paul Bendich
Mathematics
bendich@math.duke.edu

Disciplines Involved: Political Science, Journalism, Public Policy, Anthropology, all quantitative STEM

Project Lead:  Jun Yang

Project Manager: TBD

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