LinkedIn recently filed for a patent for a fact-checking system, according to Gizmodo. The system will compare information posted with additional sources and provide users with a way to get more context to understand the posted news or trend.
Gizmodo’s Matt Novak further explains:
The twist? It’s not just for verifying information from the consumer’s side—something that Facebook has experimented with by adding “satire” tags to articles from places like The Onion. The patent also seems to cover the accuracy of what the producer is inputting into the system as well. Think of it like an automated spell-checker, but for facts.