Verify This Week (9/2014)
- Ruben Bouwmeester
- On March 12, 2014
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 to avoid mistakes?
The checklist as the most effective error-prevention system ever developed. What’s more important than accuracy?
Source: Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary
How to correct mistakes?
It seems to be human to make mistakes. It happens to all of us. But how to correct them? Here is a policy on corrections by BuzzFeed.
Breaking News alerts from Social Media
A tool for journalists: Yatterbox for Social Media monitoring. Yatterbox is an interesting tool that provides breaking news alerts from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+ and Flickr. It works with manually curated key influencers. A similar approach to what is being worked on in the EC co-funded research project Social Sensor.
Sources: Journalism.co.uk, Yatterbox
The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth
The Washington Post expands its fact-checking project Truth Teller. “We built the prototype in three months and it was an experiment,” said Cory Haik, the Post’s executive producer and senior editor for digital. Impressive work!
Social Media investigation tools
To conclude with: a list of the latest Social Media investigation tools by Mandy Jenkins & Robert Hernandez. Updated and very helpful!
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