Twitter and Reddit as crowdsourced fact-checking engines

New research about how news is verified through Twitter and a crowdsourced debunking of some fake Wikipedia entries reinforce the point that social networks and online communities can be powerful tools for the real-time verification of events, something that used to take place behind closed doors. Full Story »

Posted by Fabrice Florin - via Google News (Fact Check)
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Posted by: Posted by Fabrice Florin - May 16, 2012 - 7:29 PM PDT
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Edited by: Fabrice Florin - May 20, 2012 - 2:11 PM PDT

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Sirajul Islam
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by Sirajul Islam - May. 21, 2012

Good story by Mathew Ingram on how people-led fact-checking means fewer mistakes. The story is well-sourced, has enough references and links, and it tells a truth boldly as to how social networks like Twitter and Reddit checks more facts than to spreading rumours.

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li
by li - May. 25, 2012

this is good news.i enver see it

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Ali Pannoni
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by Ali Pannoni - May. 22, 2012

This is good journalism because it is very enterprising and provides an in-depth report of a relevant issue that hasn't always seen a lot of coverage.I never thought about these sites as fact-checkers and it has opened up my mind a bit. Good article.

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lucy zhang
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by lucy zhang - May. 21, 2012

They are all social networks, and so popular among people, I think, they will become more popular ago, with the article mention, there are something what is true.

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  • Social journalism research helps explain how information is verified on Twitter

    Hermida, a founding member of the BBCNews.com team who now serves as an associate professor at the University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, also ...
    Posted by Fabrice Florin