verification

Jul
08
Messy verification process leave blue ticks open to abuse

Messy verification process leave blue ticks open to abuse

Social media account verification continues to suck. Surprise. Taylor Lorenz: All this has led to a glut of mid-tier celebrities,
1 min read
Apr
29
Social media verification: still a crapshoot

Social media verification: still a crapshoot

The opaque and unpredictable routes to verified status on social media, make it a desirable status symbol, and a distorting influence on social interactions
2 min read
Nov
01
The dark underbelly of paid Wikipedia editing

The dark underbelly of paid Wikipedia editing

Wikipedia's growing role as a verification source has made it more lucrative for paid editors.
2 min read
Mar
01
Fake News - and how to fix it: a journalism debate at City University, London

Fake News - and how to fix it: a journalism debate at City University, London

Liveblogged notes from the “Fake News” event at City University, co-organised by The Media Society and the Student Publication Association.
9 min read
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
1 min read
Jan
09
WikiLeaks Task Force doxing concerns: is Twitter verification making you a target?

WikiLeaks Task Force doxing concerns: is Twitter verification making you a target?

Remember when I was amused by Twitter deciding that I’m not a journalist or in the media? Well, now
1 min read
Nov
03
You're only a journalist if Twitter and Facebook say so.

You're only a journalist if Twitter and Facebook say so.

The social media platforms decide if we are journalists or not. How… odd.
4 min read
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
1 min read
Jul
23

Reddit for Journalists

Three speakers at news:rewired talking about use of Reddit in journalism, moderated by Mark Frankel, assistant editor, social news,
3 min read
Jun
24

Verification is so very hard

Take a look at this video: Pretty clearly a concept video done by some students, right? That information’s all