Eurasia Review: What’s Trending In Fake News? New Tool Shows What Stories Go Viral And If Bots Are To Blame

Eurasia Review: What’s Trending In Fake News? New Tool Shows What Stories Go Viral And If Bots Are To Blame. “Researchers at the Indiana University Observatory on Social Media have launched upgrades to two tools playing a major role in countering the spread of misinformation online. The improvements to Hoaxy and Botometer are supported by the Knight Prototype Fund on Misinformation, a joint venture of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Rita Allen Foundation and the Democracy Fund to address concerns about the spread of misinformation and to build trust in quality journalism. A third tool — an educational game designed to make people smarter news consumers — also launches with the upgrades.”