As the scourge of fake news continues to receive prominent media attention, startups and companies the world over are developing innovative solutions to help news consumers discern fact from fiction.
CrossCheck developed a browser extension that provides a “CrossCheck score” for any article that users access with the aim to extend the solution to make it suitable for use by journalists, researchers, and business people.
To ensure the robustness of their software, the team needed a reliable data provider which would deliver them article texts at mass scale in a machine-readable format suitable for algorithmic analysis. CrossCheck built their entire platform using Webz.io’s news data feed and RESTful API.
Discover how Webz.io’s news data feed powers the add-on that differentiate between fake and fact-checked news.
“Webz.io provides us with unmatched real-time access to an enormous swath of news data. The outstanding API, documentation and support were integral to helping us build and scale our business,” says Jay Khurana, CEO, CrossCheck
CrossCheck developed a browser extension that helps news consumers determine the trustworthiness of news by cross- checking an article against other online sources.
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