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How and Why I started Trustium

By Cedar Milazzo You might think that a product like Trustium, which exposes misinformation in news articles, was inspired by a high-profile or tragic event involving fake news. While there have been no shortage of well-documented instances around the world worthy of outrage and action, the origin of the company is, by comparison, less remarkable,…
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Trustium’s data supports Facebook’s ban of Natural News; here are others they should consider

Last weekend, Facebook banned Natural News, as was first reported by the Daily Beast. At Trustium, we evaluate the content of sites, article by article in order to determine credibility. Our analysis focuses on linguistic attributes and not publisher attributes, political leanings or even specific words. Trustium has analyzed more than 150,000 news articles from…
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Most people in the US want Internet companies to police their news.

In addition to wanting companies like Facebook and Twitter to ensure Misinformation such as Fake News doesn’t make it onto their platforms, most people (54%) think they should be showing the same news to everyone instead of tailoring it to individuals. https://www.knightfoundation.org/reports/major-internet-companies-as-news-editors

Fake News can be Fatal.

This link from the Washington Post shows quite a few instances where Fake News has caused either fatalities or injuries, as well as highlighting some of the limitations social media companies face with their different platforms.  ALL of these use cases would be helped if the social media companies would evaluate links BEFORE they are…
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How can we combat Deepfake videos generated by AI?

Here’s a pretty frightening article. I really believe the only way to combat misinformation like this is to use AI to detect fake information. If it’s being generated by AI, eventually humans won’t have the ability to quickly determine it’s not real. Only something comparable to what’s generating the misinformation will have the capability (at…
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What’s a platform to do?

Hi all.  A good friend and colleague of mine (John Gordon) recently posted a blog entry about Facebook and some of the troubles they’re facing right now.  I’d encourage you to read it, as he definitely has some interesting thoughts on what platforms like FB can and should do (or not do). What’s a Platform…
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Hello world!

Hi Everyone!  Welcome to the world of Trustium!  We’re dedicated to making the business model of spreading fake news and other misinformation unprofitable.  I’ll be posting here regularly to update everyone on our progress, as well as just commenting on Misinformation and how it’s affecting our society. Our new website went live today.  I’d love…
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