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#digitalsherlocks hashtag on Twitter
Interesting crowd participation pattern in media analysis --- mainly Russia related.
weekly  journalism  crowd 
3 hours ago by twwoodward
NYT on Reputation Systems: „The Fix for Fake News Isn't Code. It's Human.“
„Social media has weird testimonial norms.“

Regina Rini in the NYT about Reputation Systems (already implemented at FB for internal purposes) to fight Fake News. I'm with her on that, it's a simple, necessary development to hold people accountable for their publishing habbits.

Link: <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/opinion/facebook-fake-news-philosophy.html">The Fix for Fake News Isn't Code. It's Human.</a>
Here’s a system that might help, and it is based on something that Facebook already does to prevent the spread of fake news. Currently, Facebook asks independent fact-checking organizations from across the political spectrum to identify false and misleading information. Whenever users try to post something that has been identified as fake news, they are confronted by a pop-up that explains the problems with the news and asks them to confirm if they’d like to continue. None of these users are prevented from posting stories whose facts are in dispute, but they are required to know that what they are sharing may be false or misleading.

Facebook has been openly using this system since December 2016. Less openly, they have also been keeping tabs on how often its users attempt to flag stories as fake news, and, using this feature, they have been calculating the epistemic reliability of their users. The Washington Post reported in August that Facebook secretly calculates scores that represent how often users’ flags align with the analysis of independent fact-checkers. Facebook only uses this data internally, to identify abuse of the flagging system, and does not release it to users. I can’t find out my own reputation score, or the scores of any of my friends. […]

Instead of using this data to calculate a secret score, Facebook should display a simple reliability marker on every post and comment. Imagine a little colored dot next to the user’s name, similar to the blue verification badges Facebook and Twitter give to trusted accounts: a green dot could indicate that the user hasn’t chosen to share much disputed news, a yellow dot could indicate that they do it sometimes, and a red dot could indicate that they do it often. These reliability markers would allow anyone to see at a glance how reliable their friends are.
ncn  ncpin  DGNI  Facebook  FakeNews  ReputationSystems  Journalism  SocialMedia 
3 hours ago by walt74
Meet The Internet Researchers Unmasking Russian Assassins
Bellingcat
"When I was a student, I was inspired by the work of WikiLeaks, right? This is what got me into this stuff," Triebert says. "If I look at WikiLeaks nowadays, I'm disappointed by what it has become."
"Of course we think about that, because we don't want to be co-opted," Toler says. At the same time, he thinks their open approach provides a degree of protection. "We've been doing this for years and years and years, and we can kind of sniff out when something's been planted."
But Toler and Triebert also admit the challenges will only grow with the group's popularity. Looking to the future, Toler says that fake posts and doctored videos will only grow in sophistication. Triebert expects intel agencies may feed them leads to get classified findings into the public sphere. "You could call it whitewashing of their information, right?" he says.
internet  journalism  war 
11 hours ago by jimmykduong
Archie Markup Language (ArchieML)
ArchieML is a structured text format optimized for human writability.
markup  data  language  nytimes  structured.data  journalism  data.journalism 
22 hours ago by thedward
Newspaper says Turkey has audio of Saudi writer's slaying
Authorities recovered the audio from Khashoggi’s iPhone and his iCloud account, the newspaper said. The journalist had given his phones to his fiancée before entering the consulate.

The newspaper also alleged Saudi officials tried to delete the recordings first by incorrectly guessing Khashoggi’s PIN on the watch, then later using the journalist’s finger. However, Apple Watches do not have a fingerprint ID unlock function like iPhones. The newspaper did not address that in its report.
ksa  crime  evil  torture  journalism 
yesterday by craniac
Jamal Khashoggi case: For authoritarian regimes who abduct or kill, the grisly details are part of the message - The Washington Post
When authoritarian regimes “disappear” activists and critics, they are not trying to hide their work. The goal is not to build a coherent defense but to show power and to strike fear.
psychology  authoritarianism  world  journalism 
2 days ago by corrales
Peeling back the curtain – The Economist
Journalists at The Economist have worked with data since our very first issue in 1843. As ever, reporters back then were especially concerned with coffee: While we take care to identify our sources…
journalism  data 
2 days ago by onefewercar
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