Student projects to stop fake news win awards

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Taipei Times
Date: Nov 20, 2019
By: Jake Chung  /  Staff writer, with CNA

Two software programs designed and written by Chung Yuan Christian University students to combat

Photo courtesy of Chung Yuan Christian University via CNA

the spread of fake news have won InnoServe Awards.

Students in the department of information management developed the program as a senior project, professor Chin Chih-yu (金志聿) said.

One project titled “Keyboard Moderator” was a collaboration between students and renowned big data companies, and implemented on Professional Technology Temple (PTT), the largest electronic bulletin board system in Taiwan, Chin said.

The project designed a Web crawler to trawl through messages posted on PTT boards and compare them with a language and behavioral analyses database, Chin said.

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