SAMS, for Source, Author, Message, Spelling is a user-friendly responsive web application for fact-checking currently undergoing development to take it past the prototype stage. The app was developed in response to the April VersusVirus Hackathon https://www.versusvirus.ch/blog/sams and can be accessed here http://versusvirus.ig.he-arc.ch/. Due to the positive response, we have decided to take the project one-step further. The objectives are to have an app that will:
- help users to detect fake news;
- provide fact checking guidelines;
- recommend related trustworthy sources
As we work on the app we were hoping to arouse your interest and take you on this journey with us through regular blog posts related to fake news and fact-checking. The app will be available before year-end but in the meantime, here are some tips and tricks to help you better sort the real from the fake.