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Frontiers of
Computational Journalism
Columbia Journalism School
Week 10: Truth and Trust
November 28, 2018
This class
• Credibility Indicators
• Platform Response
• Automated Fact Checking
• Measuring Information Diffusion
Credibility Indicators
credibilitycoalition.org
credibilitycoalition.org
A Structured Response to Misinformation: Defining and Annotating Credibility Indicators in News
Articles, Zhang et. al
https://schema.org/ClaimReview
Platform Responses
Fact Check now available in Google Search and News around the world,
Google Blog April 2017
Designing Against Misinformation, Smith, Jackson, Raj, Facebook
Information Operations and Facebook, Weedon, Nuland and Stamos
Automated Fact Checking
Automated Pop Up Fact Checking : Challenges & Progress, Adair et al.
Toward Automated Fact-Checking: Detecting Check-worthy Factual Claims by
ClaimBuster, Hassan et al.
Toward Automated Fact-Checking: Detecting Check-worthy Factual Claims by
ClaimBuster, Hassan et al.
The State of Automated Fact Checking, Babakar and Moy, FullFact, 2016
FullFact prototype automated statistical claim checker
Given a sentence T does it “entail” a hypotheses H?
In other words, would a human reading T believe that H is true?
Active...
Excitement Open Platform architecture diagram
The BIUTEE Research Platform for Transformation-based Textual Entailment Recognition
Stern and Dagan
A Study of Machine Learning Algorithms
for Recognizing Textual Entailment,
Julio Castillo
Improving Language Understanding by Generative Pre-Training , Open AI
Measuring Information Diffusion
http://snap.stanford.edu/nifty/
Meme-tracking and the Dynamics of the News Cycle
Leskovec, Backstrom, Kleinberg 2009
Breaking Bin Laden: Visualizing The Power Of A Single Tweet, Socialflow
KONY2012: See How Invisible Networks Helped a Campaign Capture the World’s Attention,
Gilad Lotan
Predicting Pageviews on the New York Times Website, Brian Abelson
This Analysis Shows How Viral Fake Election News Stories Outperformed Real News On
Facebook, Craig Silverman, Buzzfeed
The Spread of True and False News Online, Vosoughi, Roy, Aral
The Spread of True and False News Online, Vosoughi, Roy, Aral
The Spread of True and False News Online, Vosoughi, Roy, Aral
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Frontiers of Computational Journalism week 10 - Truth and Trust

  1. 1. Frontiers of Computational Journalism Columbia Journalism School Week 10: Truth and Trust November 28, 2018
  2. 2. This class • Credibility Indicators • Platform Response • Automated Fact Checking • Measuring Information Diffusion
  3. 3. Credibility Indicators
  4. 4. credibilitycoalition.org
  5. 5. credibilitycoalition.org
  6. 6. A Structured Response to Misinformation: Defining and Annotating Credibility Indicators in News Articles, Zhang et. al
  7. 7. https://schema.org/ClaimReview
  8. 8. Platform Responses
  9. 9. Fact Check now available in Google Search and News around the world, Google Blog April 2017
  10. 10. Designing Against Misinformation, Smith, Jackson, Raj, Facebook
  11. 11. Information Operations and Facebook, Weedon, Nuland and Stamos
  12. 12. Automated Fact Checking
  13. 13. Automated Pop Up Fact Checking : Challenges & Progress, Adair et al.
  14. 14. Toward Automated Fact-Checking: Detecting Check-worthy Factual Claims by ClaimBuster, Hassan et al.
  15. 15. Toward Automated Fact-Checking: Detecting Check-worthy Factual Claims by ClaimBuster, Hassan et al.
  16. 16. The State of Automated Fact Checking, Babakar and Moy, FullFact, 2016
  17. 17. FullFact prototype automated statistical claim checker
  18. 18. Given a sentence T does it “entail” a hypotheses H? In other words, would a human reading T believe that H is true? Active area of NLP research. For fact checking: • Matching existing checks: does the claim entail the claim in the fact check? • Finding false statements: Is there evidence entails the claim or its negation? Claim checking: entailment
  19. 19. Excitement Open Platform architecture diagram
  20. 20. The BIUTEE Research Platform for Transformation-based Textual Entailment Recognition Stern and Dagan
  21. 21. A Study of Machine Learning Algorithms for Recognizing Textual Entailment, Julio Castillo
  22. 22. Improving Language Understanding by Generative Pre-Training , Open AI
  23. 23. Measuring Information Diffusion
  24. 24. http://snap.stanford.edu/nifty/
  25. 25. Meme-tracking and the Dynamics of the News Cycle Leskovec, Backstrom, Kleinberg 2009
  26. 26. Breaking Bin Laden: Visualizing The Power Of A Single Tweet, Socialflow
  27. 27. KONY2012: See How Invisible Networks Helped a Campaign Capture the World’s Attention, Gilad Lotan
  28. 28. Predicting Pageviews on the New York Times Website, Brian Abelson
  29. 29. This Analysis Shows How Viral Fake Election News Stories Outperformed Real News On Facebook, Craig Silverman, Buzzfeed
  30. 30. The Spread of True and False News Online, Vosoughi, Roy, Aral
  31. 31. The Spread of True and False News Online, Vosoughi, Roy, Aral
  32. 32. The Spread of True and False News Online, Vosoughi, Roy, Aral

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