Project "COVID-19 Fake News Detector" winner of "e-Yantra Fighting COVID-19 Hackathon"


25th April 2020

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e-Yantra Team

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K J Somaiya College of Engineering

Project  'COVID-19 Fake News Detector' was declared as winners in the 'COVID-19 Impact' category during the "e-Yantra Fighting COVID-19 Hackathon"  conducted by  IIT Bombay from 1st-10th April 2020.

Project "Covid-19 Fake News Detector" consists of a web application that classifies any news related to Covid-19 as 'Fake' or 'Genuine' as per the result predicted by the Machine Learning model, trained by a dataset that we scrapped from official news websites and media sources.

The team of the following 4 students of our college tried to develop a technology to curb the spread of fake news and misinformation related to COVID-19 on the digital media in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The team members:
1.Sumedh Manjrekar (TY MECH)
2.Pinak Jani (TY EXTC)
3.Sameeksha Bhatia (TY IT)
4.Kavya Moolya (TY ETRX)