How Do You Track 'Iffy' Fake News?

Published: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 2:49pm
Updated: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 5:56pm
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The term “fake news” has become part of the national vernacular — with some using it as a serious accusation, while others ridicule the concept as a method of deflection. So is there a way to measure what news and reports are accurate?

That’s being attempted by the University of Michigan Center for Social Media Responsibility, which is working with an outside source to track the top 5,000 URLs and websites that are shared every day on Facebook and Twitter to find out how many of those sites post incorrect news stories.

Michigan Professor of Information Paul Resnick has coined it the "Iffy Quotient," and he joined The Show to talk about it.

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