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Journalists seek to harness Big Data to build app to combat fake news

The Independent/UK : “Journalism researchers at the University of London, led by Galway-born Tom Felle, are to lead a major European push to combat ‘fake news’. The team has been awarded a new grant by the Google Digital News Initiative (DNI) to help journalists find and verify information in big data. The grant of £300,000 (€341,000) will be used to build a web-based app called DMINR…City’s researchers will work with test users in up to 30 European newsrooms, including the Investigations Unit at RTÉ, data teams at the ‘Telegraph’ media group and the ‘Guardian’ in the UK, to build the web-based software tool…”

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