Case Study: CrossCheck

Webhose Helps Browser Add-on Fight Fake News

As the scourge of fake news continues to receive prominent media attention, startups and companies the world over are inventing innovative solutions to help news consumers discern fact from fiction.
CrossCheck developed a browser extension which provides a “CrossCheck score” for any article that users access — in time the team plans to extend the solution to make it suitable for use by journalists, researchers, and business people also.
To ensure the robustness of their software, the team needed a reliable data provider which would deliver them article texts at mass scale in a machine-readable format suitable for algorithmic analysis.
CrossCheck were able to build their entire platform upon Webhose’s news data feed and RESTful API which supplied access to structured news content to both refine their algorithmic analysis and deliver relevant insights to customers.

About CrossCheck

CrossCheck develops a browser extension that helps news consumers determine the trustworthiness of news by cross checking an article against other online sources.

About Webhose

Webhose.io, the brainchild of Ran Geva and Guy Mor, two entrepreneurs with extensive experience in technology, data mining and product development provides on-demand access to web data feeds. Webhose empowers you to build, launch, and scale data-driven operations as you grow. Every web data feed is optimized to deliver up-to-the-minute coverage of a specific content domain including news, blogs, online discussions and forums, and more.

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