Understanding the Fake News Problem: Challenges with Identification and Categorization

Understanding the Fake News Problem: Challenges with Classification

With the recent, polarizing U.S. Presidential election, the topic of fake news has come up often. The national conversation about it is usually centered around two topics:  how much it has influenced and continues to influence the political opinions of Americans who frequent social media, and how something needs to be done to better identify and filter it out.