Storyzy unveiled an A.I. "fake news" tool that aims to help identify phony quotes that get posted online.
Storyzy, a tech start-up company focuses on automated fact-checking, launched the Quote Verifier on Thursday – a tool that "takes the battle against fake news to a whole new automated level," according to the company’s press release.
Fake news has become an issue on social media, amounting to "systematic deception and manipulation online," according to Michael Frerichs, the treasurer for the state of Illinois, who has called on social media companies to take steps to curtail the proliferation of fake news online, Fortune noted.
Storyzy's Quote Verifier will allow social media users to enter quotes into a search field and receive an immediate response regarding the quote’s authenticity or lack thereof.
One of three responses will appear -- the quote is authentic, the quote is dubious, or the quote is incomplete.
Storyzy put the tool to the test, taking 50 news stories identified as fake by Snopes, Politifact, and ABC News, and putting those stories into the Verifier.
The Quote Verifier discovered that 54 percent of the quotes from those articles were fake, the company said.
"After five years working on automated fact-checking technology, we developed a reliable A.I. solution to solve a part of the fake news problem: detecting if a quote is authentic by simply asking ‘did they say it or not?’" Storyzy CEO Stan Motte said in the press release.
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