Tracking storms of misinformation spread amid disasters

Machine learning can be used to identify ‘fake news’ shared via social media

By Kyle Hunt, Puneet Agarwal and Jun Zhuang

Over the last decade, social media has been increasingly employed for sharing opinions, personal updates and breaking news. Platforms such as Twitter and Facebook allow for the delivery of important information at extreme speeds, facilitating the efficient dissemination of content to millions of users around the world.

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