social media verification

Feb
22
Defining the real forms of Fake News

Defining the real forms of Fake News

The lovely, lovely First Draft Coalition has been doing some excellent work in unpicking the roots of the real “Fake
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Nov
09
About that 1998 Trump interview…

About that 1998 Trump interview…

We're all prone to confirmation bias. Even me.
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Jul
12
Buzzfeed is trying to speed up social media debunking

Buzzfeed is trying to speed up social media debunking

Buzzfeed has a social media verification team: BuzzFeed Canada editor and First Draft Coalition member Craig Silverman will be leading
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Dec
15

2015's rich crop of viral fakes

76 fake images that went viral this year And this is why every journalist should be taught social media verification.
Oct
01
The "£500 pcm bed under the stairs" story is probably just marketing

The "£500 pcm bed under the stairs" story is probably just marketing

Want to know why social media verification skills are so important? Well, take a look at this tweet, which has
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Nov
06

"Twitter is our competition"

“Twitter is our competition, we have faced up to that reality,” said Matt McAllester, Europe editor at Time. That’s
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Sep
08

De Rosa and the social media misinformation problem

Interesting interview with Anthony De Rosa: Through live blogging, De Rosa says he began to learn the value of information
Jul
31

The fall of MH17, told through social media

Fascinating account from Storyful about their social media verification work around the downing of flight MH17: In the aftermath of
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Apr
15

Verify social media content - or look like an idiot

The above photo was circulating Twitter yesterday, and at least two media outlets – Romenesko and FishbowlNY – ran it as an
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Jan
15

Slow journalism in a real time age

James Harding on journalism today: But these new formats are creating exciting competitors to the well-known 2 minute 15 item
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