Tag Archives: Social Media

Selection of reading material on social media and news, disinformation, verification and fact-checking

This list is nothing but a 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 / disinformation ecosystem, verification, OSINT … Continue reading

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At the European Parliament: United against Disinformation

On 12 October 2022 Eva Kaili, Vice President of the European Parliament, invited an interested audience to a session hosted by her in Brussels at the Parliament under the motto “United Against Disinformation: A Truly European Response.” The event was … Continue reading

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Mental well-being of investigators on the digital frontline

There is a lot of disturbing and potentially traumatizing digital material coming out of Ukraine, especially in the form of images and videos. This article looks at ways to protect journalists from secondary trauma and gives some tips and advice … Continue reading

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Distressing digital content on social networks in times of war – and guarding your mental health

There is a lot of harrowing audiovisual content circulating on social networks – not only while there is a war raging in Ukraine. Viewing it can have serious negative impacts on mental health and cause secondary trauma. This article takes … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Talk at “Correcting Images 2016” / Bildkorrekturen Leipzig

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 … Continue reading

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Malaysia and big (social media) data calling

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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