Author: Zahedur R. Arman

A unified model to spot fake news

Three out of every four American adults are fooled by fake news headlines. That was the finding of a survey authorized by BuzzFeed.  I found that too when I started BD Fact Check, Bangladesh’s first fact-checking organization. I was looking for a model to identify fake news.  Fake news stories have more engagement than real

Fake news: consequences and some solutions

Fake news is a current phenomenon, though it dates back hundreds of years ago. In the earliest days of printing, newspapers published articles about monstrous beasts or unusual occurrences. The discovery of a monster with “goat’s legs, a human body, seven arms and seven hands” was published in a pamphlet in 1657 in Catalonia. In