In this article in the New York Times, the creators of SpinSpotter may have found a way to measure the bias of an article or story by just downloading a free application to your internet browser.
SpinSpotter wants people to be aware of the “spin” in articles.
According to their site, the company does this through three key parts:
1. An advisory board of prominent journalists from across the political spectrum who set objective rules for what constitutes “spin”
2. A uniquely guided form of crowd-sourcing that operates strictly within the rules set by SpinSpotter’s Journalism Advisory Board
3. A computer algorithm that constantly learns from users’ input and leverages that knowledge across all news sites
This new program has only been launched just about a month and there is still a great deal of room for the company to grow. Check it out!