SerumSerum is supposed to be a fake new detector. The project originally started during the 2016 American elections. So I thought that using network science we could do something about fake news. I recruited a bunch of awesome developers and sellers for a weekend of hacking.
At the end of the hackothon, we went up with a prototype fully functional and online. The background algorithm was tested, and everything was ready for deployment. However, we didn't push it to the real users, so the excitement went down and we left the project.
How it works
- Users download the chrome plugin.
- Users vote on the source quality of the website they are consulting.
- The algorithm combines all the data and gives a fake news rating to the website.
Programming languages and development
|Server side||Front end|
|Kitura (Swift server)||Google Analytics|
|Simple Spark (sending email)||Google Store|
|Sinatra (Basic ruby website)|