The mainstream media and fake news

Fake news detection methods

Fabricated content detection methods can be applied at all stages of news production, distribution, and consumption. To avoid inaccuracies when creating news, they can be reviewed by fact-checking websites that can detect fake content.

Experts can also verify the truthfulness of the news by investigating related reports. However, this method takes more time and can become expensive. Visual analytics tools can help experts in detecting events presented in the news and track their evolution over time. Crowdsourcing techniques can also be used to verify the accuracy of news by asking multiple users to contribute their knowledge to the creation of an article and to report suspicious posts and accounts on online platforms.

Fabricated content can also be detected by using various types of data mining and machine learning techniques. For example, natural language processing algorithms can analyse the writing style of a news article, ...

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