Two university researchers, along with a team of experts, are working on a technology that would help users assess the credibility of information they find through internet searches.

Michael Eisenberg, professor and dean emeritus at the University of Washington, and David Lankes, an associate professor at Syracuse University, received a grant to establish a web site called the Credibility Commons. The site aims to provide computer programs and tools to help users more easily find reliable information online.

Eisenberg said his team would like to provide different search...

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