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Researchers at US University Devise Tool to Show How Fake News Spreads

Researchers at Indiana University have developed a new tool that shows how fake news and unverified stories spread through social media. The search engine, dubbed Hoaxy, is the latest effort to combat fake news, which proliferated during the U.S. presidential campaign, with one bogus post-Election Day story sparking a real-life event when a gunman fired shots into a Washington, D.C., restaurant. "It is a very serious problem," said Filippo Menczer, the director of the...

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