Skeptic Review Makes It Easy to Find Fake Hotel Reviews

Fake reviews are everywhere on the web . If you want to verify the authenticity of hotel reviews before booking, the Review Skeptic tool can help.

Review Skeptic is based on research conducted by computer science graduate students Mile Ott and Yejin Choi, Claire Cardy professor of computer science and associate professor of communications Jeff Hancock at Cornell University . The tool can detect fake hotel reviews with almost 90 percent accuracy, which is better than most people. We tend to suffer from “bias,” meaning we assume something is true until we find evidence to the contrary, but the machine doesn’t need to worry about it. It simply analyzes the words used and reveals deceptive language. To use the tool, copy the text of the review you want to check and click “Check”. If you’d like to help you improve Review Skeptic, researchers ask you to mark if you know the review is real or fake. Check it out at the link below.

Skeptic Review | Cornell University via the Cornell Chronicle


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