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REVEAL and InVID partnering with First Draft News

Joining the initiative to streamline verification and increase news literacy

The First Draft News initiative is one of the leading actors or platforms in the field of social media newsgathering and verification of eyewitness media. Supported by Google News Lab and launched in mid-2015, the main aim of the undertaking is to portray the state of affairs in social newsgathering, provide training material and pool resources on the project website – launched in November 2015.

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Friday, September 16th, 2016

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Meet us @ REVEAL UGC verification workshop

Dealing with eyewitness media: challenges and solutions

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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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Video Verification Workflow Analysis

In the EU funded InVID project we are working hard on solutions to make verification of User Generated Video (UGV) easier and more trustworthy. Right now there are only a few tools to help journalists verify the authenticity of video materials from Social Networks. InVID aims to fill that gap, providing the means with which verification of UGV becomes easier and therefore allows journalists to use (more) trustworthy UGV in their reporting.

Date

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

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2016 US Elections: PollyVote Predicts the Winner

The current US election is getting huge attention – as the potential candidates are more polarizing than ever before. The campaigns are public feuds, fought via all available social media channels.

But: what if we could predict, quite accurately, what the outcome of the election on November 8 will be? If all the guessing could be substituted by an objective view based on a sophisticated statistical model? This is what PollyVote does: the “evidence based election forecasting model” uses multiple predictions, aggregates the data and ultimately compute a prediction on who will win the election.

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Date

Monday, April 4th, 2016

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Reads in Tweets – February 2016

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

Reads in Tweets Cover Images February 2016We 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 January.

Date

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

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EUscreenXL – unique historical footage

Are you interested in professionally produced footage of the past 100 years that mostly has not been published on the Internet before? Keen on accessing videos of historical events such as the fall of the Iron Curtain in the late 1980’s? Would you like to watch an interview with Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper from 1969 about their movie Easy Rider?

EUscreenXL – unique historical footage

EUscreen – an Internet portal of European broadcasters and archives – is just the right thing for you.

Date

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

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Reads in Tweets – January 2016

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

Reads in Tweets Cover Images January 2016We 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 January.

Date

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

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Reads in Tweets – December 2015

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

Reads in Tweets Cover Images December 2015
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 December.

Date

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

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New Demo: Search in Text & Video

Find and explore content not only in text sources but also in audiovisual data. Several modes of visualising (“widgets”) let you approach topics in a new and innovative way. The first demonstrator of the EU project EUMSSI is now out for testing.

Collection of people related to the search term “fracking”

Collection of people related to the search term “fracking”

Date

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

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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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