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AI Spotlight: Thomson Reuters's Machine Learning Tool Helps Journalists Report Breaking News Faster and More Accurately

Social media channels like Twitter have been transformative in providing personalized experiences to their users in record breaking time. Users like investigative journalists and reporters have the ability to access a plethora of information and news quicker than ever. In today’s age, many breaking news stories surface and spread first on social media before hitting the press. However, given the over 500 million tweets sent each day, it can be tough for journalists and reporters to differentiate real stories from fake news or unrelated trending topics. Unfortunately, fake news websites often take advantage of social media platforms to drive web traffic in order to gain more coverage. As a result, reporting breaking news stories can often involve sifting through videos, opinions, and content that may or may not be newsworthy.