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Killing Twitter Trolls: finding & validating eyewitnesses

  1. Accounts from Twitter finding & validating eyewitnesses Henk van Ess www.searchbistro.com @henkvaness Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  2. 1. Find eyewitnesses Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  3. Problem: an eyewitness doesn’t say eyewitness very often https://twitter.com/i/#!/search-advanced Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  4. So what do eyewitnesses say? We studied 2000 confirmed tweets of eyewitnesses * * Henk van Ess Medialab VVOJ.NL Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  5. So what do eyewitnesses say? We studied 2000 confirmed tweets of eyewitnesses * * Henk van Ess Medialab VVOJ.NL Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  6. So what do eyewitnesses say? We studied 2000 confirmed tweets of eyewitnesses * * Henk van Ess Medialab VVOJ.NL Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  7. So what do eyewitnesses say? We studied 2000 confirmed tweets of eyewitnesses * * Henk van Ess Medialab VVOJ.NL Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  8. So what do eyewitnesses say? We studied 2000 confirmed tweets of eyewitnesses * * Henk van Ess Medialab VVOJ.NL Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  9. So what do eyewitnesses say? We studied 2000 confirmed tweets of eyewitnesses * * Henk van Ess Medialab VVOJ.NL Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
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  12. my Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
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  14. my I, me Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  15. my I, me Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  16. my my I, me Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  17. my my I, me Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  18. my my I I, me Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  19. my my I I, me Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  20. my my I he I, me Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  21. Personal pronoun = possible relation of the eyewitness with fact(s)/object(s) Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  22. Use the laws of language Personal pronoun = possible relation of the eyewitness with fact(s)/object(s) Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  23. Use the laws of language WE Personal pronoun = possible relation of the eyewitness with fact(s)/object(s) Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  24. Use the laws of language WE HE Personal pronoun = possible relation of the eyewitness with fact(s)/object(s) Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  25. Use the laws of language WE HE Personal pronoun = I possible relation of the eyewitness with fact(s)/object(s) Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  26. Use the laws of language WE HE Personal pronoun = I possible relation of the eyewitness with fact(s)/object(s) HIS Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  27. Use the laws of language WE HE Personal pronoun = I possible relation of the eyewitness with fact(s)/object(s) ME HIS Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  28. Use the laws of language WE HE Personal pronoun = I possible relation of the eyewitness with fact(s)/object(s) ME HIS MY Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
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  30. Difference between geodata in bio & actual tweets tweet bio Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
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  32. geodata in bio can be easily faked Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  33. geodata in bio can be easily faked geodata in tweet is harder to fake Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  34. geodata in bio can be easily faked geodata in tweet is harder to fake Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  35. geodata in bio can be easily faked geodata in tweet is harder to fake Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  36. Mind your language • Use personal pronouns with keywords • Try also, if any, to include geodata • Keep it simple Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  37. By location: https://geofeedia.com Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
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  41. www.bing.com/social Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
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  44. By pictures: twicsy.com Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  45. http://searchinstagram.com Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  46. By Livestreams http://search.coolstreaming.us/live/ Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  47. By newspapers www.bing.com Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  48. 2.Validation tips Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  49. all fake accounts Friday, October 5, 12
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  58. all fake accounts Friday, October 5, 12
  59. So who should we believe? Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  60. TIP 1 • The usual stuff: fact checking! F.e. can you find proof for the claim that Malik is an independent reporter? What does the text in Arabic say? Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  61. bio check: https://twitter.com/malikalAbdeh Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
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  63. Why a Syrian reporter? Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  64. Why a Syrian reporter? In hindsight : it makes sense :) Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  65. Why a Syrian reporter? In hindsight : it makes sense :) Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  66. TIP 2 • Look who’s talking (to him) Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  67. https://twitter.com/i/#!/search-advanced Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  68. https://twitter.com/i/#!/search/realtime/to%3Amalikalabdeh Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  69. TIP 3 • Analyze followers & who Malik follows Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  70. Who he follows https://followerwonk.com/analyze/MalikAlAbdeh Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  71. His followers https://followerwonk.com/wPFV Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
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  73. His words https://followerwonk.com/analyze/MalikAlAbdeh Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  74. His virtual friends & more http://www.tweetstats.com/graphs/malikalabdeh Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  75. TIP 4 • Do historical research. Try to find hidden data with historical research & archive.org • Find older tweets with Datagrip/ Gnip Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  76. Check owner of the website for a period of years http://www.domaintools.com Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  77. TIP 5 • Check stats for irregularities Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  78. http://twittercounter.com/MalikAlAbdeh/6month/followers Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  79. Is the timezone consistent? Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  80. Is this what you expected? https://followerwonk.com/analyze/MalikAlAbdeh Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  81. Tip 6 • Use Klout - yeah, it has some purpose :) Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  82. http://klout.com/#/MalikAlAbdeh glance at possible topics find people who can vouch for your subject Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  83. Tip 7 • Do additional research in Socialmentions.com Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  84. http://socialmention.com/search?q=malikalabdeh&t=all&btnG=Search Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  85. Tip 8: too much data ? Use Excel Excel file from http://socialmention.com/search?q=malikalabdeh&t=all&btnG=Search Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  86. Tip 9 • Search for more photo’s and video’s: databases of Twitter & YFrog/Mobypicture/ Twitpic DO differ! Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
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  88. yfrog.com Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  89. http://twicsy.com/i/nAJh5 Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
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  91. Tip 10 • Validate pictures Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
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  93. http://images.google.com Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  94. http://images.google.com Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  95. http://images.google.com Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12
  96. Twitter: we got the killer! Friday, October 5, 12
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  99. Text Friday, October 5, 12
  100. other tips • is the person in a list, if yes, which one (s)? • too good to be true ? • consistency • check favorite tweets • always think contextual Friday, October 5, 12
  101. next time • how to validate protected accounts! Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012 Friday, October 5, 12

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