Data & UGC
for
(Natural) disaster
coverage
Rina Tsubaki

Emergency Journalism
European Journalism Centre
tsubaki@ejc.net
Emergency situations
speed
accuracy
consistency
responsiveness
simplicity of shared information
Information
=
aid
Preparedness
=
better information
Hurricane Sandy by WNYC
Hurricane Sandy by WNYC
Google Crisis Map
Hurricane Pablo (Bopha)
new meaning to “by the
people,
for the people”
A pathway for better
governance and public
services
Crowdsourcing: Risks
False & Fake
Rumors
Time-lag
Virality
Privacy
UGC = data?
Crowdsourcing is great but data is not solid.
Example: Boston Bombings
Sample:
-8 million unique tweets
-3.7 m...
UGC = data?
Crowdsourcing is great but data is not solid.
Example: Boston Bombings
-29% = rumors and fake content
-51% = g...
UGC = data?
Crowdsourcing is great but data is not solid.
Example: Boston Bombings
-32,000 new accounts with at least one ...
False & fake
Hurricane Sandy photo
Real photo from the past event

Source: Mashable, 7 Fake Hurricane Sandy Photos You're ...
False & fake
Hurricane Sandy Photo
Intentionally tweaked photos

Source: Snopes.com ‘Hurricane Sandy Photographs’
http://w...
The role of journalists
& Aid Responders
Data Mining
Data Sharing
Data Visualisation
Verification
Navigation
Verification Handbook

verificationhandbook.com
Data Journalism handbook
Geofeedia: Tool to find UGC with
geo-location info
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Data for Natural Disaster Coverage - Rina Tsubaki

  1. 1. Data & UGC for (Natural) disaster coverage Rina Tsubaki Emergency Journalism European Journalism Centre tsubaki@ejc.net
  2. 2. Emergency situations speed accuracy consistency responsiveness simplicity of shared information
  3. 3. Information = aid Preparedness = better information
  4. 4. Hurricane Sandy by WNYC
  5. 5. Hurricane Sandy by WNYC
  6. 6. Google Crisis Map Hurricane Pablo (Bopha)
  7. 7. new meaning to “by the people, for the people” A pathway for better governance and public services
  8. 8. Crowdsourcing: Risks False & Fake Rumors Time-lag Virality Privacy
  9. 9. UGC = data? Crowdsourcing is great but data is not solid. Example: Boston Bombings Sample: -8 million unique tweets -3.7 million unique users -15-19 April 2013 Research: http://precog.iiitd.edu.in/Publications_files/ecrs2013_ag_hl_pk.pdf
  10. 10. UGC = data? Crowdsourcing is great but data is not solid. Example: Boston Bombings -29% = rumors and fake content -51% = generic opinions and comments -20% = true information -Verified accounts and users with high social reputation were responsible for spreading the fake content
  11. 11. UGC = data? Crowdsourcing is great but data is not solid. Example: Boston Bombings -32,000 new accounts with at least one tweet -20 % of new accounts suspended by Twitter -Some of the deleted accounts found to be ‘quite influential’.
  12. 12. False & fake Hurricane Sandy photo Real photo from the past event Source: Mashable, 7 Fake Hurricane Sandy Photos You're Sharing on Social Media http://mashable.com/2012/10/29/fake-hurricane-sandy-photos/
  13. 13. False & fake Hurricane Sandy Photo Intentionally tweaked photos Source: Snopes.com ‘Hurricane Sandy Photographs’ http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/sandy.asp
  14. 14. The role of journalists & Aid Responders Data Mining Data Sharing Data Visualisation Verification Navigation
  15. 15. Verification Handbook verificationhandbook.com
  16. 16. Data Journalism handbook
  17. 17. Geofeedia: Tool to find UGC with geo-location info

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