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Have you ever brushed up on such false news: a new drug developed abroad can extend people’s life by 30%; smoking can effectively prevent new coronavirus pneumonia; eating soy sauce will make the skin black …The top international journal, Science, in 2018 also pointed out that the Internet’s fake news even affected the results of the Brexit vote and the 2016 US presidential election.Data show that during the 2016 US presidential election, sample voters had an average of 4 fake news per person per day.In the Internet era, information is spreading faster and faster. As long as you have a mobile phone and people sit at home, you can know what is happening outside.The Internet is great and brings a lot of convenience to our lives, but things have two sides, and the false information of the Internet has also caused us problems.Is there a way to cut the spread of these fake news?Let’s take a look at how these 10 startups in Europe use AI technology to handle fake news.Factmata: Check fake news in real time with AI Factmata was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in London, England. So far, the company has completed three rounds of financing and raised a total of $ 3 million.Among them, the company’s investors include Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.Factmata uses artificial intelligence and unique algorithms to build a platform that can solve the problems of fake news and headlines faced by the media industry, and eliminate them through advertising networks.Factmata’s goal is to become a combination of Wikipedia and Quora, using AI technology to score the quality of news through a user community.Users can use this tool to instantly check the authenticity of Twitter, Facebook and all kinds of information.The Factmata platform has also established cooperative relationships with more than 2,000 experts and 24 expert communities (more than 90,000 members) to jointly complete data testing of news and other information, filling some potential problems that pure AI technology may bring.AdVerif.ai: provides information counterfeiting services for advertisers and online platforms. AdVerif.ai was established in 2017 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It aims to use artificial intelligence software to monitor fake news, uncivilized pictures, malware and other problematic information.AdVerif.ai focuses on providing products for companies rather than ordinary users, because individual consumers will have less concerns about the authenticity of the clicked message, but advertisers and online platforms may suffer financial losses as a result.AdVerif.ai scans the article to find abnormal phenomena, such as the title does not match the content, or there are too many capital letters in the title.In addition, the platform also cross-validates the authenticity of news through thousands of news databases, which are updated weekly.Eventually, AdVerif.ai will provide the customer with a report containing suspicious messages identified by the system.Customers can determine which information is problematic based on the scores given by the system, combined with human judgment.But in this process, there are still some suspicious information that have not been monitored by artificial intelligence technology.Logically: The fake news search engine Logically was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in London, England. The company has received a £ 2 million (about $ 2.7 million) angel round of financing and currently employs 70 people.Logically uses AI technology to cluster and analyze articles to help people identify false information.Users can download Logically’s application, the platform scores the news quality, the highest-scoring news comes first, and users can quickly and perhaps high-quality information.Right of Reply: Online reputation platform Right of Reply was established in 2016 and is headquartered in London, England. The company has received 2.2 million euros (approximately $ 2.45 million) in equity financing.Right of Reply uses patent search, response and publishing, and blockchain technology to create an online reputation platform.The company believes that three key determinants of personal online reputation are: personal online content, personal credit reports, and personal social media conditions.On this platform, individuals can respond to the wrong content they posted in a timely manner, and the public can give their own judgments from multiple perspectives.Alto Data Analytics: The big data analysis platform Alto Data Analytics was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Madrid, Spain. The company is able to perform real-time analysis of data sources provided in 53 languages ​​in 125 countries and regions.Alto Data Analytics uses big data analysis to identify false information, maintain a company’s brand reputation, and provide businesses with business analytics.Through the Alto Data Analytics platform, companies can obtain the required information, including market research, competitor analysis, and business intelligence, to make corresponding decisions.Trueinchain: Use blockchain technology to track fake news. TrueinChain was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Italy. The company aims to use blockchain to track fake news and mark it with one click.The user only needs to send a link to the suspected false news to the TrueinChain platform, and then give a reason to think that this is false news, and Trueinchain can identify the authenticity of the news for you.Currently, TrueInChain is also trying to create a database built by the expert community and open to beginners, blacklisting serious fake news publishers.Fake News Guard: The monitoring browser Fake News Guard was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in London, UK. The company aims to detect false information by combining AI technology and user feedback.Fake News Guard’s API is in alpha testing phase and is being tested by Chrome extensions.This extension can help users automatically monitor the pages they are visiting when browsing the webpage. If the webpage the user clicks on is blacklisted, the browser will issue an alert.nwzer: The smart news community nwzer was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The company aims to build a user-centric news agency through AI and blockchain technology.nwzer allows users and consumers to generate news, breaking the shackles of traditional journalism.Ask users to provide what they want to hear, not the news they need to hear.In this way, the existence of fake news and misinformation can be reduced.Storyzy: A tool for solving online false information. Storyzy was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Paris, France. The company aims to provide solutions to the problem of online false information through AI technology.Storyzy uses AI technology to detect information obtained by websites, blogs, and video channels, and to classify and rank the source of fake news, providing a more secure online environment for Internet users.So far, Storyzy’s database contains 28,000 fake information videos and websites, and has established partnerships with companies such as Havas Media and IPG Mediabrands.MindzillaMindzilla was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in London, England.The company aims to solve the problem of false information through artificial intelligence technology and blockchain technology.Mindzilla believes that using AI systems to discern the accuracy of relevant information can eliminate human subjective biases.Moreover, the company’s platform judges the authenticity of the information from the content of the news itself, not just from the source of the content.In addition to the 10 start-up companies in Europe, China ’s “rumor smasher” uses AI technology to identify fake news, and the domestic Alibaba Dharma Institute also launched the “AI rumor smasher” technology on April Fool’s Day last year.This technology uses four steps to rumor false information: First, the “AI Rumor Smasher” will first find the original publisher of the article and judge its credibility.Then, the content of the article is analyzed in multiple dimensions and angles.Next, analyze the propagation path in depth to comprehensively judge whether a news is fake news.Finally, the “AI Rumor Crusher” will publish the official rumor message for readers based on the propagation path index: eating soy sauce will not darken the skin.The current technology launched by Alibaba has an accuracy rate of 81% in identifying false information.It can identify fake news as soon as 1 second, which is expected to help social platforms and news sites quickly identify fake news before it causes large-scale harm and curb its spread.During the epidemic, the Qingbo Big Data platform also launched a “epidemic rumor smasher”, which can comprehensively understand the relevant information that the media, professional institutions and professionals have already provided rumors, provide reliable information for rumors, and reduce people’s doubts and panic.The “epidemic rumor smasher” launched on the Qingbo Big Data platform is faced with the widespread spread of rumors, the counterfeiting methods are constantly updated, and the inefficiency is only solved through manual review. The combination of artificial intelligence technology and manual review may be just right.Identify false news and rumors.In the future, in the field of AI recognition of fake news, it is still worth our attention..

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