IEEE Standard to Rate the Trustworthiness of News Sites

The IEEE Standards Association is trying to help readers detect such content with its new IEEE P7011 Standard for the Process of Identifying and Rating the Trustworthiness of News Sources.

Source: IEEE Standard to Rate the Trustworthiness of News Sites

You may not know who the IEEE is but if you use WiFi, or Ethernet or a whole lot technologies, you are using the work of their working groups. Before it was called “WiFi”, it was known as 802.11, and you still see many references to 802.11a, b, ac, g ,n , ad and so on. 802 refers to the local area network/mesh network standards and 11 refers to the wireless LAN standard (engineers like numbers:) ) Some one I once worked for wrote the first draft of the 802.11 specification.

The IEEE, which once stood for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, but now just IEEE, is the world’s largest professional organization for the advancement of technology.

This is neat to see the IEEE’s Society on Social Implications of Technology developing a public standard for trust ratings. You can learn more at their web site.

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