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Content regulation, verification and its impact on democracy

If you are interested in the topic of digital content verification, the role of social networks for the democratic process and such like, and you have 1 hour  and 18 minutes to spare, you may want to watch a video of this panel discussion in which I participated. Its title: “Content regulation and its impact on Democracy” It was part of the CPDP conference held in Brussels from 30 January to 1 February. On the panel with me: Marisa Jiménez Martín / Facebook, Anni Hellman / European Commission and Aleksandra Kuczerawy / Centre for IT & IP Law at KU Leuven. The session was moderated by Guillermo Beltrà / Access Now and chaired by Joris Van Hoboken / Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) / University of Amsterdam. My presentation starts at 7’25”.



Social Media and News – an Introductory Selection of Reading Material

This list is just a small selection. It includes publications that deal with various aspects of social media and news, covering a wide range such as platforms, distribution strategies, production issues, trauma, trends, the misinformation ecosystem and more. It is thus nowhere near complete, but merely intended as some starting material into a topic about which much has been written in the recent past. More surely is to come. In compiling the list, I included primarily publications that are freely and directly accessible.

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Working on digital content verification and launching Truly Media

The past few months I have been rather busy with a variety of verification activities. This ranges from numerous speaking engagements (more here) to the launch of Truly Media, our platform for collaborative verification. Here’s a short recap of what I have been up to recently. Continue reading

Talk at “Correcting Images 2016” / Bildkorrekturen Leipzig

Myself @bildkorrekturen. Image Sabine Witt

Myself @bildkorrekturen. Image Sabine Witt

On 19 November I spoke at the conference “Correcting Images 2016: Digitalisation and Development”  in Leipzig. The title of my 1-hour speech (I know that’s long, but judging by comments and feedback received afterwards the audience found it interesting and worth waking up – and then staying awake – for :): Social Media Content for Journalism and News Reporting: Benefits and Challenges – Focus on Verification.

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Malaysia and big (social media) data calling

Kuala Lumpur (CC0)

Kuala Lumpur (CC0)

This week, I’ll be in Malaysia. On Wednesday, 4 May, I’ll be conducting a two hour workshop / presentation entitled “Social media analytics, importance and challenges to assess the trustworthiness of information in social media”. In other words: I’ll be getting into verification of UGC and related issues. What I will present is largely based on the knowledge acquired in the course of the REVEAL project. The workshop is organised by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. It is part of the The Data Matters Series – Transforming Service Industry via Big Data Analytics.

On Thursday 6 May, I’ll then speak at the EU-South East Asia Big Data Summit. My talk at the 2-day conference, organised by the Connect2SEA Project, bears the title “Big Data in Journalism and its Role for the News Business”.

A busy week ahead. I’ll be tweeting about it under @jospang and, if it fits, @RevealEU.

Prix Italia calling

Back after the break. And already in full swing again… Currently, among many other things, I am preparing for Prix Italia in Turin.

On 21 September 2015, I’ll be participating in a three-hour panel discussion, including a variety of presentations, entitled “News and User-Generated Content.” We will be talking about the role of user-generated content / eywitness media in the news business, related challenges, strategies, pitfalls and more. Surely, verification of UGC will also feature heavily in it.

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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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