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Truly Media tackles fake news ahead of German elections

LetsVerifyTogether

German Press Agency dpa and BR (Bayerischer Rundfunk), which is part of the ARD network of public service broadcasters, will use Truly Media to aggregate and verify UGC for their coverage about German federal elections in September. “We are using Truly Media to verify eyewitness content following the latest trends in technology. This helps us standardise and document all our verification efforts in a harmonised way across editorial departments”, says Stefan Primbs, Head of Social Listening and Verification at BR.

Date

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

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Supporting Video Verification with InVID

The InVID research project releases a plug-in that supports journalists in verifying videos

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One of the research projects in which we are involved is InVID – ‘In Video Veritas’. The project, running from 2016 until the end of 2018, deals with various aspects of video verification. This includes investigating legal aspects, supporting rights clearance processes, and above all the development and testing of tools and modules that support and part-automate the verification of videos.

Half-way into the project’s duration, the project is pleased that first results can be made available to the public and, in particular, the verification community.

Date

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

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REVEAL Workshop Review & Resources

On 20 Sep 2016 the REVEAL project, in which DW Innovation is heavily involved, conducted its final workshop. The full-day event was organised by the project consortium under the leadership of ATC’s iLab and DW Innovation Projects. Topic of the day: social newsgathering and verification of eyewitness media. 

Almost 90 participants attended and joined in lively discussions about challenges and approaches regarding the use and verification of social media in news. Judging by the feedback received, and following comments on Twitter under the conference hashtag #smvw16, the day turned out to be a big success!

Two keynotes speeches kick off the workshop

Sam Dubberley. Image by Jochen Spangenberg

Sam Dubberley

The day started off with a keynote by Sam Dubberley, co-founder of Eyewitness Media Hub and former Head of the Eurovision’s News Exchange.

Date

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

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Meet us @ REVEAL UGC verification workshop

Dealing with eyewitness media: challenges and solutions

RevealWorkshop

When: 16 September 2016

Where: Plaza Resort Hotel, Athens, Greece

What is it?
On Friday 16 September 2016 the REVEAL project consortium is hosting a one day workshop south of Athens, Greece, in which participants will raise and discuss various aspects of social media verification. This includes showcasing how technology can aid in the process.

Date

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

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Verification of Social Media Video Content for the News Industry

 

InVID logoInVID (In Video Veritas) aims to assist in and partly automate the verification of videos captured by eyewitnesses, also referred to as user-generated content. A main goal is to make such videos usable for news providers for inclusion in their daily editorial work by developing a platform that provides services and features that detect, authenticate and check the reliability and accuracy of newsworthy video files spread via social networks.

Date

Friday, January 29th, 2016

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Reads in Tweets – November 2015

Short and tweet: Five tweets from last month you shouldn’t miss.

Reads-in-Tweets-Nov We spend quite some time reading social news from around the web and there is lots of good stuff out there. We’d like to share what we found: Here’s our list from November.

Date

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

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Recap: DW Innovation @ ICT

ICT_LisbonWhile our team members are still attending the ICT conference in Lisbon, Portugal, they have put together a little storify. Check it out to get an impression of the event, their engagement for the Reveal Project and learn more about Big Data in Media.

Date

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

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Meet us @ Prix Italia

User-generated content and verification in news

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When: 21 September 2015

Where: Turin, Italy

What is it?
Prix Italia, originally launched in 1948, is a well established event hosted in a different Italian city every year.

Date

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

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Eyewitness Media and Verification

Image by Ruben Bouwmeester

The REVEAL project, in which DW Innovation participates, deals – among others – with verification of eyewitness media (or user-generated content as it is still commonly referred to.) The project team develops algorithms & interfaces that are to aid in verification of content residing in Social Networks, evaluates the legal situation when it comes to social media analysis and processing, and looks at the market in the journalism and enterprise field. This contribution portrays the state of affairs in the area of verification of eyewitness media and investigates what this means for journalism.

Date

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

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Recap: DW Innovation @ news:rewired

Social search and virtual reality

Image by Jochen Spangeberg

On 16 July 2015, DW Innovation attended news:rewired, an event organised by journalism.co.uk in London. The one day conference focussed on the current state of affairs and future of journalism. Our Jochen Spangenberg

Date

Monday, August 10th, 2015

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