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Truth, trust and twitter

Scientists at the University of Oxford are investigating how computers could be used to assess online information for trustworthiness. This could be particularly useful to help people interpret information about recent or rapidly changing incidents. 

In this activity students explore different factors that might make information more or less trustworthy and create an algorithm or computer program that could be used to display this information.


Learning Outcomes

  • Students can describe ways to assess the trustworthiness of online information

  • Students can break down a task into simple steps

  • Students can write an algorithm to read and process data from files


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