Verify This Week (3/2015)
- Linda Rath-Wiggins
- On January 22, 2015
Every week, we provide interesting links from around the web that discuss issues regarding the verification processes of content from social media. Here is our list for this week.
How journalists discover content in 2015
Essentially, this article discusses what journalists will do throughout this year in terms of actively observing content on social media platforms. It discusses the relevance of very specific features every journalist needs in order to not only monitor what is going on, but also becoming part of a community online. One of many key skills required is being able to seek out who is truly influential: “Connection beats influence every time. Rather than seeking out those with large sets of fans or followers, journalists will require tools that identify and understand people who connect independent groups.”
REVEAL Project to host a workshop at ICME 2015
Just as a reminder: “A REVEAL proposal has been accepted to host a workshop entitled ‘Web Multimedia Verification’ at the ICME 2015 conference.” If you want to find out more, here are the facts. The workshop will take place on 29 June 2015 in Torino, Italy.
Paper on computational fact checking
Here is an interesting academic paper on computational fact checking from knowledge networks. According to the authors, “the complexities of human fact checking can be approximated quite well by finding the shortest path between concept nodes under properly defined semantic proximity metrics on knowledge graphs.”
Interview with Steffen Leidel, Deutsche Welle AKADEMIE
In case you have not seen it yet, REVEAL’s Jochen Spangenberg has interviewed DW AKADEMIE’s Steffen Leidel on how he uses Social Networks and what tools he prefers in the verification process.