It’s been a busy night for the many journalists covering the impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York City, not least in separating the wheat from the chaff:
- Is the above photo too good to be true? Yes.
- The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal goes verifying. In many cases, the real images are more dramatic – and unexpected – than the fakes.
- And BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski looks at one pseudonymous tweeter who was successfully spreading false news…
For reference:- [How to verify content from social media](http://www.journalism.co.uk/news-features/how-to-verify-content-from-social-media/s5/a548645/) - [Organising the social media chaos](http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archives/2011/05/newsrw_-_organising_the_social_media_cha.html) – a news:rewired session on social media verification