Hey, all you social media sentiment analysis and NLP geeks out there, here's a cool thing on its way: Truth checking software that flags written copy for possible falsehoods. Read "Bull beware: Truth goggles sniff out suspicious sentences in news" at Nieman Journalism Lab to find out more.
MIT grad student Dan Schultz is writing "...software that flags suspicious claims in news articles and helps readers determine their truthiness... His software is not designed to determine lies from truth on its own... [it's] designed to detect words and phrases that show up in PolitiFact’s database, relying on PolitiFact’s researchers for the truth-telling."
Shultz says, “The ultimate goal is to enable intelligent conversations about contentious issues.” True that. --WTP