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Team - BlackLeaf Combating Disinformation Project FACTOS

by 98sanketkesarwani

PROBLEM: In the COVID period, we saw that fake news and irrelevant news were spreading on a mass scale, which not only misguided common people but also created a panic situation among them. Even on regular days, we often see someone forward some links and news on social platforms without checking their genuineness. This is a global problem and has very few sources to verify. SOLUTION: Factos is a service that helps users to detect Fake news around them which usually spread through social media and WhatsApp. Users can paste the news link or forward the message to the WhatsApp bot to verify the news. Factos run on a distributed public ledger called blockchain, a record of all News updated and held by Internet Users. It can be integrated with web pages via chrome extension to crawl the web pages and detect news. TECHNOLOGY: BLOCKCHAIN, MACHINE LEARNING DOCUMENTATION: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JhlBgxZs9EUKrs3EXPAUp1VXixZYS24l/view?usp=sharing

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