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posted by n1 on Tuesday August 26 2014, @04:48PM   Printer-friendly
from the most-of-twitter-to-be-flagged dept.

The National Science Foundation is funding the “Truthy” database, intended to detect “false and misleading ideas,” "political smears," and other "social pollution” in online political activity. Researchers at Indiana University have received $919,917 (so far) for this project. The resulting open-source platform will be made publicly available, including via a web service open to the public for "monitoring trends, bursts, and suspicious memes.”

According to the grant, “This service could mitigate the diffusion of false and misleading ideas, detect hate speech and subversive propaganda, and assist in the preservation of open debate."

 
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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 26 2014, @05:51PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 26 2014, @05:51PM (#85813)

    Pretty sure SN is being scraped since the parent comment was picked up: http://pipedot.org/comment/1409060340_a_701b4fd8_soylent_news_org [pipedot.org]

    Weird URL at that.

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by RaffArundel on Tuesday August 26 2014, @06:12PM

    by RaffArundel (3108) on Tuesday August 26 2014, @06:12PM (#85817) Homepage

    Just noticed my comments on sparticles appears over there - worse, it is nonsensical since the post I was replying to had the comment mangled. If you are going to pull the posts in, at least let me know and don't screw it up!

    • (Score: 2) by mrider on Wednesday August 27 2014, @03:09AM

      by mrider (3252) on Wednesday August 27 2014, @03:09AM (#86038)

      Yeah, well apparently I screwed up moderation on that site as well! Jeez, can't a fella catch a break (LOL). Nail Polish story [pipedot.org] (search for "mrider").

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