Another Spiffy Site!

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!

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