Due to the revolution in the digital technology, people are updated with the applications and online platforms. The digital media is utilized to convey the message and the facts. In the present situation fake news or a gossip spreads easier than the real news. To determine the credibility of the information becomes more difficult for a normal people. To resolve this issue, few students from Indian Institute of Technology at Dharwad have developed a mobile application to identify whether the news floating around is fake or real.
The way it works is, user has to install the application and upon uploading the news in the app gives the result. Within few second of uploading the news received from a online portal or a social media group shows whether the news is real or fake. Additionally, if the news is a fake, then the app gives the right news. As the source of the news was not quoted the credibility on the news is at stake. IIT Dharwad student Aman Singal and his friends decided to develop an applications that differentiates real from fake. Union Minister for Education Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank tweeted, “Students from IIT Dharwad have designed a mobile app that detects fake news”, and praised it as a wonderful invention.
IIT Dharwad said that, “it is heartening to see that a team of our students continued their work on developing a fake news alert application” though the students are away from the institute owing lockdown. “The application is under development and the final product will be formally launched in the days to come. We congratulate the team on taking up the constructive work and are committed to supporting all research and development, and innovation attempts,” it added.