After over year of R&D and testing, our lab has produced an automated Satire Detector tool, currently available online for you to try on PC or mobile! What does Satire Detector do? It distinguishes legitimate news from satirical fakes. The link: http://satiredetector.fims.uwo.ca/lies.html
What is Satire Detector?
1. It's a stand alone tool with a potential to be incorporated into browsers.
2. It's a proof of concept of the methodology still being further improved.
3. It's a narrow-purpose tool. Much like a coffee-maker will try to brew coffee out of sand, if (!) you load it with sand, the Satire Detector will try to call any input either satirical fakes or legitimate news. Please use it with discretion!
'How-to-Use' Guide Illustrated:
Step 1. Find Satire Detector Online (PC or handheld):
Step 2. Agree to participate in the study.
Step 3. Cut & paste news text.
Step 4. Get & review the results (it takes 5-10 sec).
Step 5. Let us know if it's right.
Step 6. See thanks & more info link. Another one?
We presented a technical paper about this prototype at the NAACL-HLT conference in San Diego, CA, in June 2016. Here is the conference proceedings paper that may answer your further questions.
If you have feedback and want to communicate it to us more, you are welcome to do so via our web contact page.