Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Emergent.info.blog — Welcome to Emergent

Also see How to Stop a Rumor Online (Before the Rumor Becomes a Lie) (The Atlantic)

"What if there were a place where reporting was aggregated with an eye towards confirmation and debunking? What is there were a place you could go to confirm or debunk claims in news stories?What if instead of having to read article after article, keep an eye on social media, and monitor Google Alerts, there were one place where you could see the current state of reporting about a given claim and track its veracity?

Emergent is an attempt to offer that service. As noted on our About page, it’s part of a research project I’m pursuing as a fellow with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. That research is the driving force behind Emergent’s creation, and is the source of its data."
Emergent.info.blog — Welcome to Emergent
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