Anti-spam sites are also joined by independent programmers. One of them has created a Chrome browser plugin to warn of false messages.
Google and Facebook have announced the fight against sites that are willing to publish false news. The first of the companies announced the cut of such sites from the money generated by ads running in AdSense. The other one has promised to block such sites at home.
The programmers are also involved in this fight. Daniel Sieradaski has developed a plug-in for the Chrome browser, which is called -s-detector BS Detector. Its task is to identify fake messages posted on Facebook.
The plug-in does not use any advanced algorithms to operate, but only relies on a list of sites that are classified as false information distributors. This in turn is created by the users, so it is not known how reliable it is.