The majority of people receive their news through the internet. However, there is a plethora of misinformation and clickbait titles. We wanted to build something that would easily and effectively combat some of these issues while keeping the public informed.
What it does
It’s a chrome extension that provides information about news articles such as a prediction of if it has a clickbait title, a short summary of the text, and relevant keywords.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
The biggest challenge that we ran into was deploying our backend onto a cloud service. We tried using Heroku, then Azure, but still ran into issues in the end. We also struggled to utilize the use the NLP model
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Developing an application that we could interact via a google chrome extension was new and rewarding. We realized that a chrome extension would be the best solution for what the application provided. In the end, we committed to this idea and it led to a promising product.
What I learned
What's next for CheckBait
Next, we would like to improve the visual clarity and design of the chrome extension. We would also like to be able to host the backend on a cloud service, so that we can publish the chrome extension to the Chrome Web Store. We would also love to improve the speed with caching and concurrency to improve the usability.