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Social computing for verifying social media content in breaking news

Social computing for verifying social media content in breaking news
Social computing for verifying social media content in breaking news
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.
Social Media, Multimedia, Multimedia Forensics, Natural Language Processing, Information Extraction, Fact Checking, Geoparsing, Verification, News
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Middleton, Stuart
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Papadopoulos, Symeon
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Kompatsiaris, Yiannis
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Middleton, Stuart
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Papadopoulos, Symeon
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Kompatsiaris, Yiannis
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Middleton, Stuart, Papadopoulos, Symeon and Kompatsiaris, Yiannis (2018) Social computing for verifying social media content in breaking news. IEEE Internet Computing, 22 (2), 83-89. (doi:10.1109/MIC.2018.112102235).

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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.

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Accepted/In Press date: 10 May 2017
Published date: 1 April 2018
Keywords: Social Media, Multimedia, Multimedia Forensics, Natural Language Processing, Information Extraction, Fact Checking, Geoparsing, Verification, News

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Local EPrints ID: 412130
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/412130
PURE UUID: 2e0f9be2-42f3-49a3-9197-0b9820d9637d
ORCID for Stuart Middleton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8305-8176

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Date deposited: 11 Jul 2017 16:31
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 16:56

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Author: Symeon Papadopoulos
Author: Yiannis Kompatsiaris

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