Facebook Fake News, Bi-partisan news outlets and too much information.
What it does
Uses IBM Watson's AlchemyData News and Language to get meta-data on news articles. Using
How I built it
Dropwizard Java Microservice with a React.js frontend
Challenges I ran into
Async delays, and loading of metadata is very slow.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
It works, we can get a useful insight into an article without having to read it first.
What I learned
Time is precious
What's next for Simpl.press
Improve caching of requests to improve speed Storing popular stories in a DB Using more meta data and other sources like Esri and Facebook to visualize and map articles against sentiments and reliability User customizations and better UX