Internet rumour

Have you heard the rumour that gossip isn’t really bad ?

Nowadays, lots of false rumours move on the net, which can have a negative impact. That’s why five universities (Sheffield, Warwick, King’s College London, Sarre in Germany and Modul in Austria) have created a lie detector to check social networks. The purpose of this project is to automatically verify information and sort them into different categories such as field-speculations, controversy, misinformation or disinformation - each with specific characteristics. For example, about healthcare rumour. Many doctors say their clients look at their symptoms on the net, but it's not always true. It’s why the system will check the origin of the information : certified site, article of journalist, newspaper article, forum … then compare the source found with real information.