The spread of misinformation is on the rise and is termed fake news. Studies have shown that fake news spreads at a faster rate online than genuine information. And, people do not verify if the information they receive is accurate or fake before sharing it with others on social media.
As the menace of fake news is on the rise, the internet giants such as Facebook, Google and Twitter are devising new techniques to combat the same. In a recent move, Twitter has acquired Fabula AI, which is a London-based working on a tech that can detect fake news. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed as yet.