The purpose of TrustyNews is to have a way to systematically and accurately identify whether a given article is fake news or real news. The site uses three different techniques to accomplish this:

  • Sentiment and Emotional analysis powered by IBM Watson
  • Number of search results in Google News to scale credibility
  • Fool-proof collection of domains to verify validity of source

The site then reports a percentage reliability to the user by a weighted average of these three techniques.

TrustyNews is a website written in Python powered by Django, HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript.

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