Organisations such as First Draft News regularly publish round-ups of fake claims from around the web, recommending tools and techniques for debunking misleading information and eyewitness media posted online.
But fake or spam user-generated content can creep into the online chatter in many ways, so Tamar Weinberg has put together a useful guide over on The Next Web for detecting this type of claim online.
Weinberg recommends using platforms such as Web Purify, which can detect profane language and inflammatory comments in up to 15 languages, and bearing in mind that fake eyewitness media can also be presented as untrustworthy product reviews or automated responses.
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