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Verifying information online

  1. 1. Verification online: Content, Context and Code Paul BradshawFriday, 6 May 2011
  2. 2. Level 1: Content Is it too good to be true? Bait? Style and personality Can you verify each fact elsewhere? Frequency and recency Cloning and airbrushingFriday, 6 May 2011
  3. 3. Level 2: Context How long has the account existed? Who did they first follow? Who followed them first? Who has spoken to/about them online? Correlation with other identities? (Identify) Tools: PeerIndex, Klout. Speak to them.Friday, 6 May 2011
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  7. 7. Level 3: Technology Domain extension - .gov? Check Whois records Last updated Pages linking to: Archives and caches; history & discussion Source codeFriday, 6 May 2011
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  9. 9. Tools and more. Tools at delicious.com/paulb/verification+tools Hoaxes at delicious.com/paulb/hoax Verification tips at delicious.com/paulb/verification More at http://onlinejournalismblog.com/2011/01/26/verifying- information-online-content-context-code/Friday, 6 May 2011
  10. 10. Thank you. Twitter.com/paulbradshaw Linkedin.com/in/onlinejournalist Slideshare.net/onlinejournalist All links at Delicious.com/paulb/CFJ11Friday, 6 May 2011

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