Research shows crowdsourced trust ratings could help fight the wave of fake news

New research shows that the key to defeating waves of fake news could lie in crowdsourcing. According to a study co-authored by MIT scholar David Rand and Gordon Pennycook of the University of Regina, audience judgments about the quality of news coverage has the potential to identify and effectively minimise online misinformation. 

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Researchers used public-opinion surveys to estimate the audience’s trust levels for 60 news sour