The lessons of Squash, Duke’s automated fact-checking platform

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In the not too distant future, we might be able to get real-time, automated fact checks during political events. Squash, Duke University’s automated fact-checking platform, is certainly a step in the right direction; it’s able to listen to politicians’ claims, check their accuracy, and show its findings to viewers in seconds. However, it’s not without its faults. Its voice-to-text translations can be quite questionable; it once got the phrase “armpit sweat” from a statement about an Iowan storm.
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