For the Duke Reporters’ Lab, a challenge has been to develop an algorithm that can match a claim with an existing fact-check. When Bill Adair put some Duke undergraduates to work through Data+ and Bass Connections, they made quick progress.
Duke mathematician Jonathan Mattingly conducted research for the North Carolina plaintiffs. His Bass Connections team, Gerrymandering and the Extent of Democracy in America, continues to refine this work.
A Bass Connections team called Data and Technology for Fact-checking helped develop the FactStream app and launch it in time for the State of the Union address, in collaboration with PolitiFact, FactCheck.org and The Washington Post.