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When facts are fluid: Emerging best practices to verify information on social media

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My keynote to the JEAA annual conference on December 3, 2013, in Mooloolaba. Based on research for my forthcoming book, Tell Everyone: How what we share shapes what we know

My keynote to the JEAA annual conference on December 3, 2013, in Mooloolaba. Based on research for my forthcoming book, Tell Everyone: How what we share shapes what we know

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    • 1. When facts are fluid Emerging best practices to verify information on social media Alfred Hermida University of British Columbia @hermida Photo: Robert Croma http://www.flickr.com/photos/croma/ JEAA, December 3, 2013
    • 2. Verification: The essence of journalism Kovach and Rosenstiel, 2001 Photo: Flood G http://www.flickr.com/photos/_flood_/
    • 3. Accuracy: A persistent issue Photo: Ines Njers http://www.flickr.com/photos/inesnjers/
    • 4. Systemic verification Message-based analysis User-based analysis Topic-based analysis Propagation-based analysis
    • 5. Systemic verification Message-based analysis User-based analysis Topic-based analysis Propagation-based analysis
    • 6. Fake!
    • 7. Systemic verification Message-based analysis User-based analysis Topic-based analysis Propagation-based analysis
    • 8. BBC golden rule Contact the source
    • 9. Surge of new Twitter accounts Photo: Rebecca Hildreth http://www.flickr.com/photos/rebeccahildreth/
    • 10. Systemic verification Message-based analysis User-based analysis Topic-based analysis Propagation-based analysis
    • 11. London riots: Social media blamed Photo: Mack Male http://www.flickr.com/photos/mastermaq/
    • 12. Questioning messages Photo: Claudio Jofré Larenas http://www.flickr.com/photos/nazgulhead/
    • 13. Systemic verification Message-based analysis User-based analysis Topic-based analysis Propagation-based analysis
    • 14. Speed of diffusion Photo: Rebecca Hildreth http://www.flickr.com/photos/rebeccahildreth/
    • 15. Spotting dirty tricks Photo: Martha Coakley
    • 16. Sorting fact from fiction Photo: Patrick Hoesly http://www.flickr.com/photos/zooboing/
    • 17. Thank you

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