Tools that have to do with Social Media research and verification.
The Journalist Decision Support System is a free scalable Twitter analytics platform allowing journalists to crawl Twitter for posts and find user generated content (UGC) relevant to verification tasks. Up to 19 journalists can use JDSS simultaneously, each interactively browsing …
Vol. 5 in our series about REVEAL results is out. Here, the University of Koblenz outline what they have been up to over the past years. This ranges from topic modelling to user role analysis.
In Volume 3 of our REVEAL Results series, we report about the work of IT Innovation. IT Inno, in short, were primarily active in geolocation work and developed the so-called “Journalist Decision Support System (JDSS).” Find out more in the article below.
Here’s the next article (Vol. 2) in our series about REVEAL results. In what follows NCSR’D-IIT (the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” – Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, Athens) provide information about what they have achieved in the project. The focus of NCSR’D work was on community issues, stylometry and relation extraction.
In the series “REVEAL Results” we provide information about REVEAL outcomes and achievements. To kick off, we list a number of verification tools, technologies and services that were developed by project partner CERTH. You can trial them out yourself and access the code, if available.
The implications of the filter bubble are manifold and people in the field have been talking about the phenomenon for a while. Yet, this is the first time that a broad audience became aware that something unusual is happening. Recent events, such as Brexit and the US elections, indicate that filter bubbles can be particularly worrisome as they amplify misinformation, or what became the latest ‘hot topic’ – the fake news. It is now up to those concerned to decide how to respond. Finding a right solution, however, is not an easy task.
On Friday 16 September 2016 the REVEAL project consortium is hosting a one day workshop south of Athens, Greece, in which participants will raise and discuss various aspects of social media verification. This includes showcasing how technology can aid in the process. The event is free of charge, but requires prior registration. Don’t miss out!