How can investigative journalism and data tools work together? If you’re interested in using data analytics skills, learning about tools used in journalism and data journalism, or just understanding how mis- and disinformation can be detected, this evening is for you!
Date: Tuesday, May 7th
Time: 5pm onwards
Place: Päivälehden museo, Helsinki
Sign up at Meetup.com: https://www.meetup.com/Open-Data-Finland/events/260940428/
Starting this spring, fact checking service Faktabaari focuses more on carrying out investigations against online disinformation. To make it possible, tools are needed. Faktabaari has acquired Trendolizer for finding out what is trending on the web and for tracking sources. Trendolizer is a creation of Belgian fact checking wizard Maarten Schenk, also behind fact checking site Lead Stories. Faktabaari also has requested access for a platform of the European Observatory against Disinformation. The platform is based on Truly Media which is co-developed by ATC and Deutsche Welle and verification tool TruthNest.
These kind of tools have been acquired primarily because of EU elections, but it is good to look beyond them. Fact check, investigative journalism and data experts will certainly have common interests, they just have to find them.
- Short introduction to fact checking and related tools
- Knowledge crystals as potential tools for crowdsourced fact checking
- Data analytics and open data tools for fact checking
- Networking and idea generation