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Meet the 22-year-old tech crusader who has launched a war on fake news

Lyric Jain's intuitive app is powered by Extended Intelligence (EI) machine learning, NLP and human oversight to empower citizens to spot misinformation on any topic in India

Lyric Jain, founder of Logically
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Lyric Jain, founder of Logically

Romita Majumdar Mumbai
Now here's a typical clickbait headline if you ever saw one: "Desperate engineer creates fact-checking app after Brexit and POTUS debacle."

Yet, that is exactly what a well-meaning techie from United Kingdom did when he was dismayed by the breakdown in civic and political discourse during the Brexit debate and the 2016 presidential election in the US. His aim: to curb the widespread dissemination of misinformation designed to compromise the democratic process and influence the ill-informed voter.

Earlier this month, UK-based firm Logically announced the launch of its intuitive app powered by Extended Intelligence (EI) machine learning, Natural Language Processing

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First Published: Apr 30 2019 | 1:45 PM IST

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