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Brazilian researchers develop tool against fake news, but is it too late?

Brazilian researchers develop tool against fake news, but is it too late?

Researchers from the Federal University of São Carlos and the University of São Paulo have developed a tool to identify fake news which can be used on the web or WhatsApp. The project is called Fake News Detector and was financed by the National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq). It has a 90 percent accuracy in detecting false information, according to creators. Opinion articles, for instance, may be incorrectly flagged as fake news.

To create the tool, researchers used data from 3,600 fake articles and 3,600 genuine ones. A code learned to identify the...

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