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E IS mC(Square) writes: "Researchers at Indiana University have just launched, which they humbly declare a "a sophisticated new Twitter-based research tool that combines data mining, social network analysis and rowdsourcing to uncover deceptive tactics and misinformation leading up to the Nov. 2 elections."

From the main website FAQ: "What does "Truthy" mean?
A truthy meme relies on deceptive tactics to represent misinformation as fact. The Truthy system uses Truthy to refer to activities such as political smear campaigns, astroturfing, and other social pollution"

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It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.