LinkedIn is already a trusted site for professional networking, but now it’s aiming to earn trust for accuracy. The company has filed a patent for a fact-checking system that compares information with multiple sources, writes Gizmodo UK’s Matt Novak. The goal is to ensure the information people put on LinkedIn is accurate. While this system—if implemented—won’t be perfect, it is a great example of content-based sites trying to improve the quality of the content being posted.
— Adapted from “LinkedIn Joins the HoaxBuster Club, Buys Patent for Fact-Checking System,” Matt Novak, Gizmodo UK.