Artificial Intelligence Lab Faculty Awarded Grant to Research Fake News and Disruptive Content

Faculty members from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering were awarded a research grant to explore the rapidly growing area of fake news and disruptive content. The rise and popularity of social media services have largely contributed to the spread of content that can be factually incorrect for a number of reasons, including comedic work such as satire, or deceptive work where authors seek to intentionally mislead users. Researchers will explore new approaches for the algorithmic detection of fake news content through deep learning neural networks.