Posted by: tonygurney | November 5, 2012

Thanks to ‘Truth Goggles’, internet lies are about to get busted (Wired UK) #yam

The internet is peppered with factually incorrect news stories.To help sort through it, Dan Schultz, amasters student at the MIT Media Lab’s Information Ecology Group,has built Truth Goggles. Theweb software runs on your browser like a bookmark, scanninginternet content and highlighting fact-based sentences. These linesare sourced from PolitiFact, a fact-checkingdatabase that evaluates public statements by US Congress members,the White House, lobbyists and political interest groups.


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