The Whistle featured at the ‘Technology for the Bottom Billion’ Workshop
On Friday the 10th of June, The Whistle took part in a workshop organised by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), Cambridge. The workshop brought together technological initiatives, which could potentially serve as alleviating responses to the plight of those who live on less than $2 a day. In … Continue reading The Whistle featured at the ‘Technology for the Bottom Billion’ Workshop
The Digital Information Verification Field |October 2015
Download our report on The Digital Information Verification Field
Launch our Field Visualization Tool
One of The Whistle team’s first tasks in developing a human rights reporting platform was to get a good feel for the current field. The linked report and visualization above are the result of several weeks of research and analysis on this front.
There are continual developments in the digital information verification field, as new initiatives arise, institutions catch onto the opportunities embedded in verification, and the flood of information shows no sign of calming. This is a quickly growing space, and as such, we view this report and accompanying visualization as a snapshot; no doubt, within the coming years and even months, many more initiatives will arise, more approaches will be explored, and more technical tools will be developed. Given the relative young age of the field, it is ripe for collaboration on a number of fronts. Different initiatives hold expertise in varying aspects of verification. For those initiatives with compatible aims, especially those centered on journalists, activists, and civilians, the main barrier to collaboration might be a lack of knowledge about the field. We hope our research might serve to break down such barriers.