Twitter has purchased Fabula AI, a London startup that is operating on a tech to indentify fake news. On its site, Fabula claims that its patented tech dubbed as Geometric Deep Learning shows high rates of success when it comes to verifying and detecting online disinformation. Twitter did not mention how it aims to employ the tech. However, only that Fabula will offer the firm the capability of “analyzing very huge and complicated datasets.” The talent and tech of the startup will act as the “key driver” of the social network in its efforts to make people feel secure, to assist them see more appropriate data, and “to enhance the health of the chats” on the service.
Media performed an in-depth survey of the fake news detection abilities of Fabula AI in February and observed that it has a 93% of accuracy. It is difficult to picture Twitter not putting it to good employment in the face of rising inspection over the role social media services has in the distribution of online fake news. But for now, we will have to wait and see how the platform employs its creation.
The Fabula group will join an ML research team that Twitter is making below Sandeep Pandey (its Senior Director of Engineering). Twitter claims that it will make enhancements in the health of the chats on the site after the Fabula group joins the firm.
On a related note, over a year after Twitter removed the plug on its official application for the Mac, it seems like the firm will be rolling out a new edition for Apple devices later in 2019. The app is being made as fraction of Project Catalyst by Apple, which allows creators simply port apps to the next primary version of macOS from iOS, named as Catalina.