UW research center to tackle the problem of fake news

"Ryan Calo, a UW law professor and one of the co-directors of the center, said they hope to publish online tools to help people decipher a suspicious article or online post.

"What they're seeing, what the motivations are of the speaker, what the provenance is of the information," Calo said, "and to get people to think critically: 'Why is this being shown to me? What is hoped to be accomplished?'""