Twitter seeks to improve the detection of fake news

Through the acquisition of the startup Fabula AL, the company seeks to develop in depth the identification of false news within the social network

Executives from the social network Twitter announced the acquisition of the London startup called Fabula Al, which is dedicated to identifying false information on the Internet.

Among several of its patents, the company has different algorithms that are dedicated to search “fake news” based on the emerging field of deep geometric learning, which allows processing large and complex data sets.

These techniques maintain their focus on online disinformation within “a very simplified model of how a disease spreads”, something that makes it effective when it comes to attacking this problem regardless of the language in which the fake news is occurring.

From now on, the staff of Fabula Al will be part of the Twitter team, who already work in the fields of natural language processing, machine learning, and systems strengthening.

In the official statement it was also announced that the senior director of Engineering, Sandeep Panday will be in charge of directing this new project.

“This strategic investment will be a key factor when it comes to working to help people feel safe on Twitter, since they can access the platform’s relevant information, by studying the millions of tweets, retweets and ‘likes’ shared every day on Twitter, we will be able to improve the quality of the conversation,” says part of the writing.

K. Tovar

Source: Xakata

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