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First Draft's Claire Wardle has been picking at the roots of "fake news" - and the reasons that's a bad label.
That quote from the 1990s about Trump and the presidency? Seems too good to be true. And it is.
Can Buzzfeed's Craig Silverman speed up the news debunking process?
And this is why every journalist should be taught social media verification.
Want to know why social media verification skills are so important? Well, take a look at this tweet, which has been the basis for dozens of stories in the media this morning:
But what happens if you start looking into the few facts you have?
Why would someone suddenly set their LinkedIn profile private, while simultaneously soliciting newspapers to cover a story from their Twitter account?
Within 40 miles of Westminster, there is only one ad on the entire site from a private landlord. That ad is the one in question. In other words, across the whole of London, there is a single private landlord ad on the site, and that ad happens to be the one that’s gone viral.
Nothing’s certain, but right now it looks like the the BBC, Sky, and many others have fallen for a viral marketing campaign. The Independent has pulled its story, and The Telegraph is acknowedging that there’s no proof to it.
Twitter is a frenemy to journalism, Vice proves long form video works, and Storyful actually uses Google+…
There's a good interview with Antony de Rosa that's worth your time.
Storyful has posted a detailed account of how they set about identifying journalistically-relevant social media around the downing of flight MH17
Did a BBC captioner really insult business presenter Declan Curry? Nope - and you only had to ask him to find that out.