UMSI Professor of Information Paul Resnick is developing an interactive rumor analysis system with practical applications in computational journalism. RumorLens will aid journalists in finding posts that spread or correct a particular rumor on Twitter by exploring the size of the audiences that those posts have reached.
The application will aid journalists and the general public in recognizing misleading information and will exhibit the spread and reach of particular rumors and their accompanying corrections on Twitter.
Start date: 3/1/2014
End date: 3/1/2015
This project is also based upon work supported by the following grant:
SoCS: Assessing Information Credibility without Authoritative Sources, National Science Foundation: $765,994
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