10 Things to Know About Social Media Verification
To give you a brief overview over some of the most important aspects and challenges of verification and how The Whistle fits in to this picture, we have come up with the following list of ’10 Things to Know About Social Media Verification’. 1. Collecting verifiable information Much of the burden of the verification … Continue reading 10 Things to Know About Social Media Verification
The Digital Information Verification Field |October 2015
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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.