European Researchers are saying that they're developing a system that can sniff out lies on Twitter, Facebook, and all manners of Social Media. The system is callen "Pheme" and it will keep false rumors from gaining traction. They say they can do so by analyzing where tweets and posts come from, assesing their honesty, and will report back to the users almost instantly.
The false tweets and posts will get lumped into four categories: speculation, controversy, misinformation, and disinformation. No word on when this system will be available.