Here, we provide interesting links from around the web that discuss issues regarding the verification processes of content from social media: What tools, services and initiatives are there? Who is doing what? What’s the state of affairs regarding eyewitness media and related issues? Here is our list for this week.
When dealing with user generated content (UGC), it is not only imperative to check whether the content can be verified. Moreover, newsgatherers need to assess “the level of clearance required before using UGC”. This article discusses possible issues, such as crediting the creator, potential requests for payments, and adequate ways of using the content.
Yet another example of a picture which went viral in the wrong context. The BBC discusses the origin of a picture showing two siblings, alledgedly coming from Nepal. However, the photo was taken in Vietnam – almost 10 years ago. Here you can find an interview with the original photographer.