MediaScanner (Round 3)
The project will attempt to evaluate and scrutinize the credibility of statements asserted by opinion makers, who get the spotlight on the Slovenian prime-time news program Odmevi, which is presented as a reliable source of factual information. Our goal is to determine whether their guests, Slovenian public figures, uphold a standard of trustworthiness in their interviews. This will be achieved by applying a method of analysis (SCAN), which recognizes linguistic inconsistencies and thereby determines probable deception in statements. Combined with open-source software, we will offer journalists and the public a tool to go behind the scenes of public discourse.