Researchers at Indiana University Bloomington have created the “Truthy” database, which is designed to track political smears, misinformation, and other “social pollution” on Twitter. The focus of the research project is understanding how information propagates through complex socio-technical information networks. The project is especially interested in identifying and containing misinformation that comes from political campaigns. The database will be open to all to encourage open political debate.
Using Twitter to Track Misinformation and Hate Speech
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About the Author: Ellyssa
Ellyssa Valenti Kroski is the Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 60 books including Law Librarianship in the Digital Age for which she won the AALL's 2014 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. Her ten-book technology series, The Tech Set won the ALA's Best Book in Library Literature Award in 2011. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute, and an international conference speaker.
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