Bull beware: Truth goggles sniff out suspicious sentences in news » Nieman Journalism Lab

Dan Schultz, a graduate student at the MIT Media Lab (and newly named Knight-Mozilla fellow for 2012), is devoting his thesis to automatic bullshit detection. Schultz is building what he calls truth goggles — not actual magical eyewear, alas, but software that flags suspicious claims in news articles and helps readers determine their truthiness. It’s possible because of a novel arrangement: Schultz struck a deal with fact-checker PolitiFact for access to its private APIs.

If you had the truth goggles installed and came across Bachmann’s debate claim, the suspicious sentence might be highlighted.

via Bull beware: Truth goggles sniff out suspicious sentences in news » Nieman Journalism Lab.

Instantly telling lies from truth gets people on!

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