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Trooclick – A New App To Catch Glitches In Online News Stories

How do you know if what you read online is true or not? Do you get puzzled whether the online summary has imprecise information? No worries anymore! You may try the new app, Trooclick. Yeah, this new app will help you to check whether the news stories that you’re reading are true or not. I had felt that it is an interesting application for regular online readers and hence decided to discuss in detail through this post.

Before getting into details of this new app, just read the brief information about the company Trooclick!

About Trooclick

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Trooclick is a France based company that focuses in the web applications development for the automatic processing of information. Their main goal is to create services that rebuild the trust of the user in digital content. This company was founded by StanislasMotte, a French journalist cum entrepreneur in the year 2012 and received financial support from the French Public Investment Bank, BPI. In June 2013, it was granted the status of “Young Innovative Company” by the French government. As of now, it has thirteen passionate members in its tight-knit team and carries out the R & D projects in the Artificial Intelligence field.

Trooclick’s fact-checking app

Trooclick is the browser plugin that can catch ‘glitches’ in online news. If you read an incorrect fact or information that conflict with other media reports of same matter, then you’ll get alert from this application. This app also highlights the most reliable stories that you should be aware of.

The webpage that you’re reading will be analysed by this app and then compares it with their database of facts & figures to check its relation. If it finds a match, it will look in what way that the news you’re reading is different from other collected data and you’ll be notified about the faults (if any). To perform the above process, Trooclick combines text-analysis, semantic web & artificial intelligence and thus verifies news from several websites in real-time.

Summary of Trooclick’s best features

Highlights of Trooclick are summarized below

  1. Automatically spots glitches in news stories.
  2. For efficient read, key-facts in news summaries will be highlighted.
  3. Real-time comparison of news and certifies the data you read is precise.

Install Trooclick Add-on

Currently, the beta version of Trooclick is available only for Mozilla Firefox and you may install it from here.

Final Words

Trooclick introduced automated fact-checking app in the form of browser add-on to spot the improper information in online news that you’re reading. Various technologies are being used by this app to compare the webpage you’re reading with the collected information of same topic and you’ll be intimated about the errors. Thus you could able to distinguish between facts and improper statements easily with Trooclick browser extension.  Even though the initial aim of Trooclick is to increase awareness that you can’t trust all the digital content you read, but the company have faith that it will become a desktop tool for journalists and publishers. Since this helpful app is in the preliminary stage, only news would be tackled first but it would eventually be moving on to social media, audio and video content soon.

So, you’ll be reading to exact online news hereafter with this valuable application! What do you say about this beneficial fact-checking app of Trooclick? Will you be using this add-on? Leave your insights through comments.

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