How does the filter work?
Incoming articles are put in three categories:
Articles are ignored for the following reasons:
- The article is behind a Paywall.
- The article has no pictures.
- The article belongs to a category not relevant for BetterNews (e.g. sports, editorials, reviews, weather reports, lottery results, yellow press gossip etc.)
Categorization into good or bad is automated using a naive Bayes classifier, the same technology used to filter email spam.
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