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 recent years there has been a growing trend for the use of publically available Social Media content (e.g. Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram) for analytics within the field of journalism. Often content such as eyewitness images and videos are uploaded by people on the scene and it would help journalists to find and monitor unfolding events based on location.
Journalists make use of Social Media ever more to find breaking news or to find background information to news. And journalists like to make use of images, because we all know that images say more than a thousand words. But what if those images found in Social Networks are manipulated? Nowadays applications like Photoshop allow us to easily manipulate images, be it for propaganda reasons or just for fun.