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Science of Truthiness

E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes | more than 3 years ago

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E IS mC(Square) (721736) writes ""Researchers at Indiana University have just launched Truthy.indiana.edu, which they humbly declare a "a sophisticated new Twitter-based research tool that combines data mining, social network analysis and rowdsourcing to uncover deceptive tactics and misinformation leading up to the Nov. 2 elections."

From the main website FAQ: "What does "Truthy" mean?
A truthy meme relies on deceptive tactics to represent misinformation as fact. The Truthy system uses Truthy to refer to activities such as political smear campaigns, astroturfing, and other social pollution""

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