Automating Verification?

This was the title of a session I organised and moderated at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy. It looked at the role of technology in the verification process, status of affairs, various activities and challenges the sector is having to deal with. With me on the podium were  from UK factchecking organisation FullFact; , from Amnesty International’s Digital Verification Corps; , City University London, Dept. of Journalism; and from social news agency Storyful. You can watch a video of the entire session here (starting after 23 seconds).

 

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UGC / Eyewitness Media and its Implications for News Reporting

As part of my work for the REVEAL project, and REVEAL being a co-organiser, I had been invited to deliver a keynote speech at the “Web Multimedia Verification” Workshop (#wemuv2015). It all took place in conjunction with the ICME Conference in Torino, Italy, on 29 June 2015. In addition, the workshop organisers asked me to write down some thoughts on the matter, possibly for publication in the workshop proceedings. In order to reach a wider audience, I publish these thoughts here, too – and do so in a slightly adapted way.

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