What If You Had An Online Bulls**t Detector As A Browser Plugin?
from the might-be-useful dept
There's a ton of crap online. You can't trust anything you read at all... yet plenty of people still fall for the most ridiculous things they read. Apparently, the Japanese government has had enough. The Raw Feed points out that the government is funding a project to build an online lie-detector that will surf along beside you and alert you when whatever you're reading trips their "this is full of crap" meter. Of course, there are plenty of questions about how this actually works (or, more accurately, whether it actually works). Chances are that it won't work, and the software itself will be full of crap -- but that doesn't mean it wouldn't be nice to have a computer pre-analyze some of the crap you're probably reading.