Taoyuan student projects to stop fake news win awards

Two software programs designed and written by Chung Yuan Christian University students to combat the spread of fake news have won InnoServe Awards.

Students in the department of information management developed the program as a senior project, professor Chin Chih-yu (金志聿) said.

One project titled “Keyboard Moderator” was a collaboration between students and renowned big data companies, and implemented on Professional Technology Temple (PTT), the largest electronic bulletin board system in Taiwan, Chin said.

The project designed a Web crawler to trawl through messages posted on PTT boards and compare them with a language and behavioral analyses database, Chin said.

The comparison results are uploaded to a “Moderating by the Masses” platform for PTT users to peruse and decide whether the information was sincere, an outright fabrication or intended to set a certain tone, Chin said.

Read the full story at taipeitimes.com.

Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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