Tech Xplore: An algorithm to detect outside influences on the media

Tech Xplore: An algorithm to detect outside influences on the media. “Researchers at EPFL’s Distributed Information Systems Laboratory (LSIR) have come up with a way to make the news industry more transparent. Their initiative, Media Observatory, maps out the Swiss and international media landscape through the topics that local media outlets choose to cover. It then uses those choices to identify possible outside influences on the outlets.”