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1. Find eyewitnesses                         Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
Problem: an eyewitness doesn’t say eyewitness very often                                                                  ...
So what do eyewitnesses say?      We studied 2000 confirmed tweets of eyewitnesses *                                       ...
So what do eyewitnesses say?      We studied 2000 confirmed tweets of eyewitnesses *                                       ...
So what do eyewitnesses say?      We studied 2000 confirmed tweets of eyewitnesses *                                       ...
So what do eyewitnesses say?      We studied 2000 confirmed tweets of eyewitnesses *                                       ...
So what do eyewitnesses say?      We studied 2000 confirmed tweets of eyewitnesses *                                       ...
So what do eyewitnesses say?      We studied 2000 confirmed tweets of eyewitnesses *                                       ...
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my                                                                I, me                        Slides from Henk van Ess / ...
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Personal pronoun =                                             possible relation of the                                   ...
Use the laws of language                                              Personal pronoun =                                  ...
Use the laws of language                                                                            WE                    ...
Use the laws of language                                                                             WE                   ...
Use the laws of language                                                                             WE                   ...
Use the laws of language                                                                             WE                   ...
Use the laws of language                                                                             WE                   ...
Use the laws of language                                                                             WE                   ...
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Difference between geodata in bio & actual tweets                                                                         ...
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geodata in bio can be easily faked                         Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, Oc...
geodata in bio can be easily faked                        geodata in tweet is harder to fake                         Slide...
geodata in bio can be easily faked                        geodata in tweet is harder to fake                         Slide...
geodata in bio can be easily faked                        geodata in tweet is harder to fake                         Slide...
Mind your language                        • Use personal pronouns with keywords                        • Try also, if any,...
By location:                                                                                https://geofeedia.com         ...
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www.bing.com/social                        Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
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By pictures:                                                                                twicsy.com                    ...
http://searchinstagram.com                        Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
By Livestreams                                                                                http://search.coolstreaming....
By newspapers                                                                                www.bing.com                 ...
2.Validation tips                        Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
all fake accountsFriday, October 5, 12
all fake accountsFriday, October 5, 12
all fake accountsFriday, October 5, 12
all fake accountsFriday, October 5, 12
all fake accountsFriday, October 5, 12
all fake accountsFriday, October 5, 12
all fake accountsFriday, October 5, 12
all fake accountsFriday, October 5, 12
all fake accountsFriday, October 5, 12
all fake accountsFriday, October 5, 12
So who should we believe?                        Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
TIP 1                        • The usual stuff: fact checking! F.e. can you                          find proof for the cla...
bio check:                                                                                https://twitter.com/malikalAbdeh...
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Why a Syrian reporter?                        Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
Why a Syrian reporter?                        In hindsight : it makes sense :)                        Slides from Henk van...
Why a Syrian reporter?                        In hindsight : it makes sense :)                        Slides from Henk van...
TIP 2                        • Look who’s talking (to him)                             Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Foru...
https://twitter.com/i/#!/search-advanced                        Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Frida...
https://twitter.com/i/#!/search/realtime/to%3Amalikalabdeh                        Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum Oct...
TIP 3                        • Analyze followers & who Malik follows                             Slides from Henk van Ess ...
Who he follows                                                                                https://followerwonk.com/ana...
His followers                                                                                https://followerwonk.com/wPFV...
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His words                                                                                https://followerwonk.com/analyze/...
His virtual friends & more                                                                                  http://www.twe...
TIP 4                        • Do historical research. Try to find hidden                          data with historical res...
Check owner of the website for a period of years                                                                          ...
TIP 5                        • Check stats for irregularities                              Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ ...
http://twittercounter.com/MalikAlAbdeh/6month/followers                        Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum Octobe...
Is the timezone consistent?                        Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5,...
Is this what you expected?                                                                                https://follower...
Tip 6                        • Use Klout                            - yeah, it has some purpose :)                        ...
http://klout.com/#/MalikAlAbdeh                        glance at possible topics                                      find ...
Tip 7                        • Do additional research in                          Socialmentions.com                      ...
http://socialmention.com/search?q=malikalabdeh&t=all&btnG=Search                        Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ For...
Tip 8: too much data ? Use Excel                                                                      Excel file from http:...
Tip 9                        • Search for more photo’s and video’s:                          databases of Twitter & YFrog/...
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yfrog.com                        Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
http://twicsy.com/i/nAJh5                        Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
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Tip 10                        • Validate pictures                              Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum Octobe...
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http://images.google.com                        Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
http://images.google.com                        Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
http://images.google.com                        Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
Twitter: we got the killer!Friday, October 5, 12
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TextFriday, October 5, 12
other tips                        • is the person in a list, if yes, which one (s)?                        • too good to b...
next time                        • how to validate protected accounts!                             Slides from Henk van Es...
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Tech reporter and validation expert Henk van Ess presented 10 tips to validate tweets during a internet forum in Amsterdam on October 4th 2012

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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 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  2. 1. Find eyewitnesses Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, October 5, 12
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  12. my Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  13. my Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  14. my I, me Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  15. my I, me Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  16. my my I, me Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  17. my my I, me Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  18. my my I I, me Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  19. my my I I, me Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  20. my my I he I, me Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  31. Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  32. geodata in bio can be easily faked Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  37. By location: https://geofeedia.com Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
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  41. www.bing.com/social Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
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  44. By pictures: twicsy.com Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  45. http://searchinstagram.com Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  46. By Livestreams http://search.coolstreaming.us/live/ Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  47. By newspapers www.bing.com Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  48. 2.Validation tips Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  49. all fake accountsFriday, October 5, 12
  50. all fake accountsFriday, October 5, 12
  51. all fake accountsFriday, October 5, 12
  52. all fake accountsFriday, October 5, 12
  53. all fake accountsFriday, October 5, 12
  54. all fake accountsFriday, October 5, 12
  55. all fake accountsFriday, October 5, 12
  56. all fake accountsFriday, October 5, 12
  57. all fake accountsFriday, October 5, 12
  58. all fake accountsFriday, October 5, 12
  59. So who should we believe? Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  61. bio check: https://twitter.com/malikalAbdeh Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  62. Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  63. Why a Syrian reporter? Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  64. Why a Syrian reporter? In hindsight : it makes sense :) Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  65. Why a Syrian reporter? In hindsight : it makes sense :) Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  66. TIP 2 • Look who’s talking (to him) Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  67. https://twitter.com/i/#!/search-advanced Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  68. https://twitter.com/i/#!/search/realtime/to%3Amalikalabdeh Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  69. TIP 3 • Analyze followers & who Malik follows Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  70. Who he follows https://followerwonk.com/analyze/MalikAlAbdeh Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  71. His followers https://followerwonk.com/wPFV Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
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  73. His words https://followerwonk.com/analyze/MalikAlAbdeh Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  74. His virtual friends & more http://www.tweetstats.com/graphs/malikalabdeh Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  77. TIP 5 • Check stats for irregularities Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  78. http://twittercounter.com/MalikAlAbdeh/6month/followers Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  79. Is the timezone consistent? Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  80. Is this what you expected? https://followerwonk.com/analyze/MalikAlAbdeh Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  81. Tip 6 • Use Klout - yeah, it has some purpose :) Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  83. Tip 7 • Do additional research in Socialmentions.com Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  84. http://socialmention.com/search?q=malikalabdeh&t=all&btnG=Search Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, 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 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  87. Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  88. yfrog.com Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  89. http://twicsy.com/i/nAJh5 Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
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  91. Tip 10 • Validate pictures Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
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  93. http://images.google.com Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  94. http://images.google.com Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  95. http://images.google.com Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12
  96. Twitter: we got the killer!Friday, October 5, 12
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  99. TextFriday, 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 contextualFriday, October 5, 12
  101. next time • how to validate protected accounts! Slides from Henk van Ess / NVJ Forum October 4th 2012Friday, October 5, 12

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