Issue No. 02 - Mar./Apr. (2018 vol. 22)
Stuart E. Middleton , University of Southampton IT Innovation Centre
Symeon Papadopoulos , Information Technologies Institute (ITI)
Yiannis Kompatsiaris , Information Technologies Institute (ITI)
Social media is the place to go for both journalists and the general public when news events break, offering a real-time source of eyewitness images and videos through platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and Periscope. Yet, the value of such content as a means of documenting and disseminating breaking news is compromised by the increasing amount of content misuse and false claims in social media. To this end, cost-effective social computing solutions for user-generated content verification are crucial for retaining the value and trust in social media for breaking news.
information dissemination, social networking (online)