Glamour magazine tackles fake news with NLP’s help

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Peter Adams, NLP’s senior vice president for educational programs, shared tips for spotting “fake news” with Glamour’s Kat Brown. “The internet has allowed anyone to create a webpage that appears to contain verified information,” he said. “Give it a name that sounds like news media – a city plus ‘Gazette’ or ‘Times’, for example – and you’re up and running.” Another tip: Assess whether the piece is preying on consumers’ emotions. Many are designed to do just that.

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