Steve Schifferes

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Fake or misleading multimedia content and its distribution through social networks such as Twitter constitutes an increasingly important and challenging problem, especially in the context of emergencies and critical situations. In this paper, the aim is to explore the challenges involved in applying a computational verification framework to automatically(More)
The use of social media as a source of news is entering a new phase as computer algorithms are developed and deployed to detect, rank, and verify news. The efficacy and ethics of such technology are the subject of this article, which examines the SocialSensor application, a tool developed by a multidisciplinary EU research project. The results suggest that(More)
This paper draws on the parallels between the current period and other periods of historic change in journalism to examine what is new in today's world of social media and what continuities there are with the past. It examines the changing relationship between the public and the press and how it is being continuously reinterpreted. It addresses the(More)
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